Carry On & Co is a brand born out of a love for this incredible planet we call home. They pride themselves in creating bespoke and sustainable, bamboo handbags and other accessories for the mindful consumer.                         

Their products, materials and processes are all designed to reduce impact on the environment, while staying timeless and beautiful.


The brand was originally dreamt up in Knysna and now rooted in Cape Town. Their production of the bamboo bags takes place between these two beautiful locations. The sewing of covers and cutting of the bamboo sheets are outsourced in Cape Town. The bamboo pieces get sent to Knysna, where they are assembled and finished by hand.

One of their goals is to have as little waste as possible when it comes to production. They use their bamboo offcuts to make pendants and earrings, which are all hand-painted.


The Bamboo Box Bag is a unique design in all of its features. The bag has an interchangeable design. The cover and strap can be interchanged to create a whole new look for your bag.

They limit their cover designs to using only natural, vegan textiles. If a material is found, upcycled or gifted, they sometimes use synthetic materials.

Carry On & Co bags can be found in exclusive boutiques, online at  and at Featuring Makers Studio in Johannesburg.


They have collaborated with Sud Studio on a Bamboo Box Bag design that was exhibited in Paris at Maison Et Objet in September this year.

They’ve also collaborated with Danielle Frylinck on Bamboo Box Bags and wooden bangles accompanied Danielle Frylinck’s beautiful A/W 2020 collection at South African  Fashion Week in October this year.


Carry On & Co is planning to launch new handbag designs by the end of January 2020.