From Bali with love

Taylor watches one of our local Balinese suppliers, Wayan, cut fabric to be used as lining for the 'Castaway' Rattan Bags.

Taylor watches one of our local Balinese suppliers, Wayan, cut fabric to be used as lining for the 'Castaway' Rattan Bags.

We were warned about producing our goods in Indonesia, and encouraged to look at options like China, but we'd already made up our minds. We are drawn to Bali, having spent so much time their previously.

It made sense to base ourselves nearby our manufacturing operations. We set up camp in a monthly rental near Balangan Beach. Our goods are hand-made in Denpasar, a half-hour scooter ride from our place on the Bukit Peninsula.

While designing our goods and overseeing the production, we learnt so much about how we can be more efficient when creating our future collections. Sometimes we felt like when we finally took one step forward, we'd get knocked back two.

There was blood (reef cuts and scooter accidents), sweat (tropical humidity) and tears (emotional breakdowns) shed throughout the process of creating Beach Access, but we're so pleased to finally be able to share this incredible label with you.