Meet Artesano, the exclusive new brand weaving sustainable credentials into style-focused straw totes. Hand-crafted by Ecuadorian artisans, using ultra-durable Toquilla straw, its covetable designs are tearing down the boundaries of the humble, summer failsafe. Here, they take us on a trip to their ultimate European holiday destinations, as told through the three grab-and-go silhouettes you’d be a fool to jet off without.
“We love visiting Comporta for its relaxed vibe and beautiful coastline. Our Bahia basket bag always makes a stylish and functional companion for days spent wandering the town and enjoying the beach. We complete the look with our favourite pair of Garrett Leight Seville Sunglasses and a fun Liberty London scarf. After a day in the ocean, we love freshening up with the organic ingredients in Rahua Oil Conditioner - it's a lifesaver for softening salty, sun-drenched hair.”
“Santorini is one of our favourite holiday destinations for its picturesque streets and romantic sunsets. When on the island, we can't resist spending as much time as possible submerged in the Aegean Sea. That's why we're always beach-ready with our elegant, roomy Floreana bag, sun-smart with our Karen Walker Tortoiseshell Super Duper Strength sunglasses and colour-popping with a red Liberty London headscarf - perfect for exploring when the sun is high.”
“It's always a treat to visit the south of France during the sun-kissed European summer, and Saint Tropez has to be one of our favourite stops on the Riviera. Whether you're enjoying a long beach-club lunch or a lazy afternoon on-deck, our iconic Genovesa two-tone bag in sophisticated black and white straw offers an effortlessly chic transition from day to night. This summer, we're complementing the look with Karen Walker’s Deep Freeze Sunglasses and also keeping a bottle of Nars' Body Glow close to hand.”