My love for straw is strong and became even stronger when travelling to Morocco and South East Asia. I was amazed by the beauty and craftsmanship that each unique piece possessed that I couldn’t help but share them with everyone! I hope that wearing Palmetto awakens that feeling in you!
Each item is individually handwoven by artisans from Morocco to Vietnam. The raffia shoes are handmade by a women's cooperative in Morocco. It takes them about one day to complete a single pair of shoes. This program provides females in rural areas the opportunity to a steady income, fair-trade wage and most importantly gives women a keen sense of empowerment in a traditionally male dominated society. Palmetto's focus is to promote these artisans and celebrate their incredible talent.