My name is Hunnelle. I love people watching.
I find people interesting, fascinating,
and even funny.
I learn so much from observing
how people operate with their bags.
I have been using people watching
as inspirations for my designs.
I watch how some struggle with their bags
and how most people like to carry their bags.
I often design bags for my own use.
But in this, I also incorporate the things I learn
to eliminate the struggles people have in carrying bags..
My designs offer a solution
to problems of having to carry a bag.
I want to also offer bags with alternatives.
Because when we leave the house,
what we do often changes throughout the day.
Our bags should be able to accommodate those changes.
to work for us instead of us working for our bags..
Durability + Function + Style
for today's busy life
...because a great bag WORKS. FOR YOU.
Proudly made in Honolulu.
One should never have to sacrifice durability for beauty. Our philosophy is built into every piece we make.
Made with Aloha. Our bags are designed with versatility and multi-functionality in mind to work for you in any occasion. Our bags grow with you depending on what you're doing daily, weekly or months down the road. It will function for you with ease and convenience to help you move freely while still looking fantastic and stylish.
See functionality and different ways to carry our bags in each of our listings.
Hunnelle Kari bags are made with fabric prints created by me
and printed by Spoonflower, a company that is eco friendly in their business practice. Spoonflower is a U.S. fabric printing company based in Durham, North Carolina.
I use my own watercolors, drawings, memorabilia and photography to create my own fabric prints.
How I got started...
I believe that I must love the things I do in order to be successful in it. I think that's why I enjoyed my time at home raising our 4 children. I truly was very happy watching them grow up and delighted in everything they did. I saw everything they did as little miracles. I know that sounds corny and all parents think that their children are the best and most wonderful little beings in the universe but that's the beauty of life. What we love, we love to do. And what we love to do, we do very well. And I just knew that I was going to be a great mom. That's what I set out to do when I became a mom, I knew I had to not just love my kids but like them too. Today, they are mine and my husbands true friends.
This is my approach in business too. I know this isn't how many successful people practice making money. But every step I took as a parent was a learning process and I'm finding running my own company to be no different. Who knew that staying at home for 20 years to raise my kids was the stepping stone to owning my own company today?