Harry Haslett left the country and took 6 years to travel around the world with only a backpack and a surfboard, 25 years ago. At the end of his journey he brought back some beautiful hand carved wooden jewelry from a village in the mountains of Bali and began to sell these treasures to surf shops in America.
Out of the back of his grandfather's old Chevy he traveled the coasts to begin his business. He found small specialty boutiques were also fascinated with his art. While traveling, his mother Henrietta shipped to customers, from her living room and basement with the help of family, friends and neighbors. The handicrafts were well received and with trusting Balinese craftspeople to believe in him, his humble business began.
Now many years and countries later the business has developed organically into a multi line accessories business located in Hawthorne, New York. Harry is the head designer and president of the company which has grown to include a continual array of unique scarves and fashion jewelry from many countries all over the world. The company exhibits in the major gift and accessories shows in New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.
From these modest roots we have always stayed true to our focus of taking care of our customers and employees, who are like our extended family. In both cases many of them have been with us since the start.
Harry still travels the globe designing and looking for inspiration in back alley shops and markets in exotic locations and still manages to sneak in a surf whenever possible. Along the way he had the good fortune to meet his designer wife Erica in Bali and they now have 2 kids, Max and Cheyenne to share the joys of travel and surfing!
We welcome you to experience our designs and found treasures and to join our growing family of friends and like-minded souls!
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