the Journey of
INTO THE WOODS
Handcrafted by talented and creative artisans, Into the Woods is a globally sourced brand designed for the woman who values the craftsmanship and ethical responsibility of her accessories while still being stylish.
Each collection is curated to inspire those to forge their own magical path and plan for their next adventure. Handmade palm bags and accessories let you feel like every day is a vacation with boho-chic design. What started with The Hamptons, Montauk and Sag Harbor collection of customized palm bags has blossomed into a wide range of designs that are meant to be taken along with you on life’s adventures. The lifestyle brand that started with a few bags and accessories from Indonesia and South America, is constantly expanding and evolving their offerings to grow with the global woman.
All of our bags are fully customizable and truly one-of-a-kind. From personalization to custom colors and appliqués, each bag is hand-dyed and meticulously woven by skilled artisans in Indonesia and South America. This makes each handbag and accessory unique to the woman wearing it, with no two bags being the same.
Two years ago, founder Catherine Woods, a soon to be empty nester, ventured to Indonesia for her 50th Birthday with her family, where she discovered her new passion that would ultimately forge her new career path. Woods has put her heart and soul of exploration into these intricate palm design, striving to inspire women on their own new personal journey. Woods discovered beautiful woven palm bags and wanted to dive deep to learn about the talented artisans and tribes behind these intricate works of art. From there, Into the Woods came to life, where woods has teamed up with skilled communities to design one-of-a-kind pieces to inspire women all over the world.
Growing up in Omagh, Co. Tyrone-Ireland, Woods was influenced by her loving mother, Kate, who taught her to appreciate handmade items and the importance of reuse, renew and recycle. Those core values are embedded throughout the Into The Woods brand, with a strong focus on sustainability and an appreciation of craftsmanship and giving back.
Into The Woods Gives Back
Catherine Woods passes the inspiration of mother, Kate Bowes, in each and every handmade product to inspire and ignite a sense of love, passion and freedom that can be shared with future generations. As a symbol of our love & appreciation we are donating 10% with every purchase of our handmade Loveheart "Mary Kate" bag directly to the Heart of The Hamptons who's mission is to help people in the local community who are in need, in a dignified manner, without discrimination,
“"At the very heart of Into the Woods is a true desire to live and celebrate the best and happiest family life fooling and messing around as we say back home in Ireland. For women everywhere to have a more free spirited and joyful attitude towards living and accessorizing."
The Heart of the Hamptons
Heart of the Hamptons assists more than 1,500 people each year with the help of more than 50 dedicated volunteers, and an active Board of Directors. The headquarters at 168 Hill Street in Southampton Village is home to the Southampton Food Pantry serving over 400 households (1100 people), the Clothing Room, and an outreach office for Executive Director Hilton Crosby. Services include a multi-faceted Assistance Program offering crisis intervention, medical assistance funding, aid for seniors, school supplies and summer lunches for school children, and a meals program for the homebound. Heart of the Hamptons also connects people in need with resources available in our local community. To learn more about Heart of the Hamptons please visit their website by clicking their logo.
About The Owner:
Catherine Woods has called New York her home for 32 years with her wonderful family - a husband of 30 years, four children, and an adorable pooch, Tyrone.
“Our customer is eco-conscious, curious and has their own effortless chic style. They are delighted to travel to brilliant and fantastic places around the world.They love family, having fun and being silly. They love the outdoors, nature and the ocean and above all, knows the power of a truly unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessory.”
“I have been moved by the colors of the Irish countryside and lured by the spirit of the ocean whether it be here in the Hamptons or far away lands like Bali.”