JANUARY 27, 2023

2023 New Trend: Block Print

WRITTEN BY ANNIKA TROBMAN

Block printing has been around for centuries and originated in China during the third century AD. However, Jaipur, India, is now the capital of block printing. India is one of the most famous sources of fine artisan prints when it comes to block printing on fabric. Artisans are incredibly dedicated to their craft, so much so that there are countless communities in Jaipur dedicated to the ancient art. Patterns are first drawn on wood, then carved and mounted on handles. The blocks are dipped in non-toxic ink and then stamped by hand on a large piece of fabric. There are typically several pattern blocks used, and since it’s done by hand the images never line up perfectly. This is one of the main ways to distinguish hand-block printed fabric from screen/digitally printed alternatives. Block printing by hand is what makes each piece one of a kind. 

Our block print bags by Joyn Bags are all made in India. Joyn uses slow processes to make their products in small batches. They use natural dyes made from plants and flowers and create each pattern by hand with large blocks of wood. Each piece is one of a kind and made from generations of block printing craftsmanship. 

Joyn’s vision is to be a different kind of business - a conduit for opportunities in underserved communities, bringing hand made products to people across the world with fairness, equality and justice. At the heart of JOYN is their commitment to hand making their products. They celebrate and value the skilled work of our artisans and believe that slowing down the manufacturing process creates true connection to the things we own. Joyn is proud to be one of the few fashion brands that does its manufacturing in house. They believe this gives true transparency on how their products are made and ensures they can commit to fair living wages, a safe and wonderful working environment, upskilling opportunities and profit sharing with our teams. Joyn does not mass produce, but works with small, sustainable production runs, each time creating a small batch of handcrafted products, making each one beautifully unique.

A Joyn Bag is not just another handbag. Because each one is hand-crafted from start to finish, they are beautifully unique, bringing you connection, inspiration and a canvas for your own creativity. Each piece tells a story, from design to manufacture, all the way to the final product that lands from the hands of Joyn’s artisans to yours.

At HerStory, we are proud to support many brands whose artisans use block printing techniques to create beautiful products. These include Joyn, Hess, Joanna Buchanan, and Miguelina. 

Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn
Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn

Everyday Tote - Black by Joyn

Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn

Large Market Tote - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn

Small Waterproof Pouch - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn
Small Waterproof Pouch - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn

Small Waterproof Pouch - Blush and Orange Stripes by Joyn

Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn
Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn

Carryall Canvas Tote - Large Cobalt Stripe Print by Joyn

JULY 22, 2022

Are You Jet Set?

WRITTEN BY IVY NIELSEN

Pack your bags! It's time for an adventure! Whether you’ve planned the ultimate summer getaway or are taking a spontaneous flight to an island far away, HerStory has you covered for all your vacation needs. Check out our travel must-haves to elevate your vacation!

SHOP

For the plane...

Krewe du Q has you set for the perfect, cozy plane look. Don’t forget to pamper yourself on the plane and eliminate undereye bags with Bright Eyes patches by Beauty Bio, a cult favorite from HerStory! Step off the jet relaxed and looking your best. 

Sicily Pant - Krewe du Q
Chios Top - Krewe du Q
Bright Eyes - Beauty Bio

Poolside...

Strut your stuff this summer to the pool deck in stunning hats from our fan-favorite Corazon Playero sunhats, hand-made in Cabo San Lucas. Krewe de Q swimwear, flattering for all shapes, created the perfect summer one-piece in a divine summer print. Complete your look with luxurious linen set from Krewe de Q, totally on trend for your European beach getaway. 

Majorca Top - Krewe du Q
Fiji One Piece - Krewe du Q
The Army Hat - Corazon Playero
The Rainbow Hat - Corazon Playero

Dinner and Drinks...

Become an island goddess in these gorgeous, hand-made pieces from Famn Mon, Akola, and Krewe du Q. With detailed prints and embroidery, take your date’s breath away as you step out with your fresh tan and new outfit, ready to take the night ahead. Accessories by Akola, handmade in Uganda, add a tropical touch to take your look at a 10!

The Flirt Dress - Famn Mon
The Drama Dress - Famn Mon
Athens Skirt and Thasos Top - Krewe du Q
Anja Hoop Earrings - Akola
Dali Stretch Bracelet - Akola

Sweet Dreams...

Slip on a dream of a PJ set from Kilo Brava. Their fun and flirty summer ocean print are fabulous and festive for the hotel room. This iconic print comes in our favorite three nighttime pieces.

Maxi Robe - Kilo Brava
Retro Hem Short and Bandeau Bralette - Kilo Brava
Wide Leg PJ Set - Kilo Brava

Complete Your Look

Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive La Palma Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Heart Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Amy Hat by Corazon Playero

Summer Styles

Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Star Light Palm Gold Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Isabelle Rainbow Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Blue Stella Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Gold Feather Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Gold Feather Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Gold Feather Hat by Corazon Playero
Exclusive Gold Feather Hat by Corazon Playero

Exclusive Gold Feather Hat by Corazon Playero