Big Meanie Twisted Thistle Bag
Cotton canvas lining
Strap drop 12”
MÁLA is a textile studio based in Brooklyn founded in 2019 by Irish textile designer Hannah Whelan. With over nine years of studying and working with textiles, Hannah sets out to experiment and challenge the conventional bag with a unique range of hand-stitched and hand-dyed techniques.
As a child, Hannah was constantly moving between Ireland and America. The stark contrast of these environments and the ritual of packing a bag has influenced the integrity and design of each bag produced at MÁLA Studios. Every MÁLA honours the two places she calls home.
With each design, Hannah aims to encapsulate the organic shapes reflected in the Irish landscape with the vibrant attitude and diverse self-expression that New York City exudes. Each design is reminiscent of Ireland with a New York City kick!