the Journey of
INTO THE WOODS
Hand crafted 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 unique accessories.
Each collection is curated to inspire those to forge their own adventurous path. Into the Woods' handmade palm bags and accessories let you feel like every day is a vacation.
What started with The Hamptons, Montauk and Sag Harbor collection of customized palm bags has blossomed into a wide range of designs and many custom designs that are meant to be taken along with you on life’s adventures. We call it the Wanderlust collection now, and are constantly expanding and evolving our collections to grow with our customers tastes.
Many 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. Each handbag and accessory is unique to the woman wearing it, no two bags are exactly the same.
Five years ago, Into the Woods 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 take her down an exciting new path. Catherine has put her heart and soul into these intricate palm designs, striving to inspire women on their own new personal journey.
Catherine 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.
Growing up in Omagh, in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, Catherine was influenced by her loving mother Kate, who taught her to appreciate unique and handmade items and the importance of using everything to its purpose. 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.”