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    Hi, my name is Marjolein, thank you for visiting my website!

    My love for bags and pouches is what actually started my label May & Bahru. As a kid I always loved bags and everything else you can keep your belongings in, and I still do.

    I took a leap, starting my own bag label May & Bahru, as it was so totally different from the marketing jobs I did before, but I love it.

    In 2013 I did my first sewing course in Amsterdam, learning to make bags. While living in Singapore, where we lived the past 5 years, I did many more courses. I really like the creative process, designing a new piece and to actually make it. In the meanwhile, we have moved back to The Netherlands last August, where I live in Heemstede with my husband Joris and our 3 kids, Emma, Splynter, and little Morris. 

    At first only bags, but after a while I added cushions to the May & Bahru collection as I had many friends looking for (but not finding) simple, but elegant cushions covers.

    My aim is not to make a thousand pieces of the same design, but to keep experimenting with different kinds of fabric and new designs. I want to offer good quality products in limited editions. Practical products with a sturdy but stylish look, with happy details.

    All pieces are handcrafted here in The Netherlands, at the moment mainly by me and customization is always discussable. All bag combinations, can also be cushion combinations.

    Let me hear what you need and what your ideas are and I would love to think with you to create the item that suit your wishes!

    Just drop me a message at



    Morris in beach bag