For nearly 20 years, Crystalyn Kae has created original handcrafted bags and accessories made from ethically-sourced and reclaimed materials here in the USA.
Founded in Seattle in 2001 by Crystalyn Kae Brennan, who had become disillusioned by mass-production in the fast-fashion world. In the era of Prada knockoffs and cookie-cutter Coach bags, she saw a need for unique yet practical bags that didn’t look like everyone else’s.
Her first collection of handbags was made from a warehouse-stash of vintage plaid pants, which she sold to stores in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Ahead of her time in sustainable fashion, Crystalyn had unknowingly established herself as a pioneer in the sustainable fashion movement.
Crystalyn Kae Accessories is one of few accessory companies in the world that incorporates up-cycling practices into their design process. We create for those with socially-conscious style and a passion creating stories of their own.