Founded in 2018 by Tessa Vermeulen, Hai was originally inspired by the designer’s many years spent living in Shanghai where she gained a profound appreciation for the quality of Chinese fabrics and craftsmanship. Named after the Chinese word for ‘sea’, the brand creates delicate yet durable accessories, cut from fluid Suzhou silk to mirror rippling water. Drawing on the designer’s memories of heavily embroidered silk handbags, each piece combines traditional Chinese design with a sleek modernity that perfectly captures Vermeulen’s London home.