In fall 2018, Marla Toplitzky and Kacy Lubell launched their original collection of SALT handwoven bag straps, inspired by Wayúu Mochila bags, filtered through a contemporary lens. The independent brand added dimension to a fledgling accessories category, prompting a viral New York Times feature and frenzied demand. SALT’s unique palettes and rich textures have become street-side symbols for a chic tribe: a cult of editors, celebs and in-the-know urbanites that have replaced their muted straps with something brighter.
The SALT strap marries leather and hardware finishing from New York City with handwoven straps in vibrant and contemporary palettes, all woven by traditional Colombian artisans. SALT supports the economic and cultural growth of these handworker collectives, while infusing every bag it hooks with a fresh, bright strap that’s easy to throw over your shoulder.