This is Our Story
Hunnelle Hawaii made bags
and Dolls Kari made while she travels the world
My name is Hunnelle. My design inspiration comes from watching other people struggle with their bags.
I find people interesting, fascinating,
and even funny.
I learn so much from observing
how people operate with their bags.
I notice how some struggle with their bags
and how most people like to carry their bags depending on what part of the world or country they're from.
I often design bags for my own use.
But in doing so, I also incorporate the things I learn
from watching how other people carry and struggle with their bags.
My designs offer a solution
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.
Versatility + Comfort + Style
bags for today's busy woman
...because a great bag WORKS.
Our bags are designed with versatility and multi-functionality in mind to work for you in any occasion. Our bags will change 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. We manufacture our own line of handbags and travel bags ourselves right here in Honolulu, Hawaii.
See functionality and different ways to carry our bags in each of our listings.
Find out about our creation process in our blog
Hunnelle Kari bags are made with fabric prints created by Hunnelle
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.
Hunnelle uses her own watercolors, drawings, memorabilia and photography to create her 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?