WE STRIVE TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE AND DURABLE BAGS

Learn how Crystalyn Kae bags are made

Handmade in the USA

All of our products start and finish in our Seattle studio.

We value Quality

Crystalyn Kae bags are sustainably made with love. We also offer customizations and repairs for our bags.

Durable and Practical

Each bag is made to last years using quality materials. Most bags are waterproof and machine washable.

Vintage and upcycled materials

All of our bags are made either from eco-friendly or upcycled materials.

Each unique design is driven by our creative spirit and our dedication to thoughtful manufacturing.

HOW CRYSTALYN KAE BAGS ARE MADE?

Upcycling is where we find the inherent creativity in sustainability.

GIVING UPCYCLED LEATHER A NEW LIFE

Quality craftsmanship and thoughtful manufacturing are core to our values at Crystalyn Kae. Leather is a very long-lasting material, it can last thousands of years. So, why should we produce new when we can up-cycle? We bet on this perfect equation: long lasting, high grade reclaimed leather paired with original but timeless designs to offering gorgeous reliable life companions.

There is no doubt that using vegan leather for handbags is less polluting than creating with new leather, however what consumers and designers aren't considering is that creating with reclaimed unused leather is 100% less polluting than vegan leather.

By giving reclaimed leather a new life, we can meet the demand for leather handbags in an ethical way.

WHAT DO WE MAKE?

Our limited-edition bags are ethically made in the USA from upcycled and sustainable materials.

Designed for versatility and durability, Crystalyn Kae handbags are beautiful, practical, and perfect for everyday use.

PEEK INSIDE OUR WORKSHOP

For nearly 20 years, Crystalyn Kae has created original handcrafted bags and accessories made from ethically­ sourced and reclaimed materials here in the USA.

Founded in Seattle in 2001 by Crystalyn Kae Brennan, who had become disillusioned by mass-production in the fast-­fashion world. In the era of Prada knockoffs and cookie-cutter Coach bags, she saw a need for unique yet practical bags that didn't look like everyone else's.

Her first collection of handbags was made from a warehouse stash of vintage plaid pants, which she sold to stores in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York. Ahead of her time, in sustainable fashion, Crystalyn had unknowingly established herself as a pioneer in the sustainable fashion movement.

Crystalyn Kae Accessories is one of the few companies in the world that incorporates up-cycling practices into their design process. We create for those with a socially conscious style and a passion for creating stories of their own.

Crystalyn's bags can be purchased here on her website, by visiting her Seattle studio, and at boutiques across the USA.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT OUR MATERIALS?

BEST BAG EVER!
★★★★★

BEST. BAG. EVER.
I love my hobo! Perfect size, so beautifully crafted. Really can go with you anywhere. Material is fabulous.
Can't wait to buy more Crystalyn Kae bags!

Alana from Toronto, Ontario
I don't have to worry about 'babying' it!
★★★★★

The material is exceptionally smooth and attractive, and i don't have to worry about 'babying' it. my friend has one of her bags and she is SO hard on hers and it still looks great. I expect mine will too!

Angela from Akron, OH
Love the design and construction!
★★★★★

LOVE my new purse. I've used it a lot over the past few months and it has held up well and gotten lots of compliments. The design, buttery soft material, and construction are excellent.

Mary from Atlanta