The Sak was born in 1989 when childhood friends Mark Talucci and Todd Elliott left their mundane corporate jobs to follow their dream of discovering new treasures and traveling the world.
During a trip to Bali, Indonesia, they decided to start a business importing “found treasures” overseas to their hometown of San Francisco. A simple rattan and leather bag fashioned out of an everyday Balinese sleeping mat was brought back from a trip, sparking the idea to specialize in bags.
In 1994, the imported hand-crafted rattan bags were flying off retail shelves at major retailers, leading Mark and Todd to go one step further. The Sak brand originated from a simple, casual, relaxed bag with universal appeal. Staying true to texture, they created a singular bag from a unique Tightweave™ fabrication using hand-crocheted nylon string. Starting a crochet “craze”, The Sak bag Style # 120 was an overnight hit, becoming one of the most iconic bags of the 90s.
In 2009, to celebrate its 20th Anniversary, The Sak launched a new sister brand, Sakroots. Sakroots was introduced as a literal canvas for original artwork - launched with a design from a Paris-born graffiti artist, dubbed "Peace print" - based on a scene in Bali, targeting lovers of fashion, art and nature.
The Sak is the original California lifestyle brand built on authentic design, handcrafted details and environmentally responsible practices. Each high-quality leather and hand-crocheted bag is created thoughtfully to reflect our love of craftsmanship, artistry and global influences.Shop The Sak
Our crochet bags are hand-made by artisans in Bali. The Sak donates a portion of proceeds towards funding health programs, community events and education of the female artisans of Negara and surrounding villages.LEARN MORE
Sakroots is a free-spirited lifestyle brand for young-minded women who have a passion for fashion, art and nature. Sakroots delivers fresh and exciting products through unique artist driven patterns, each tied to a nature-related charity that share our social mission to make the world better and gives our customers the opportunity to donate to their charity of choice. Sakroots matches all donations, dollar for dollar.Shop Sakroots
Each season, Sakroots commissions an up and coming artist to create original artwork that is then translated into a unique print for our collections.View Prints
Sakroots supports various nature-related charities, each tied to an artist print. Make a donation to one of our charity partners through our site, and Sakroots will match.Learn More
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