The founder Yi-Mei Truxes was inspired to create a line of bags evoking that same nostalgia and perennial style of 1970's coastal France. It had to be just right, and six years at Vogue had trained her well. She eventually found it in a small village of artisan weavers in Bali. And thus, Bembien was born. At the forefront of our work is our support of these precious weaving communities. It is our goal to help bring their craft into a wider market on the other side of the globe. 10% of all Bembien proceeds go back into their local community in partnership with the nonprofit Nest.