Floral prints and patterns remind us of spring, and rightly so! Accessories adorned with flowers are great to wear out during spring and summer. But this list features some surprising floral bags and shawls that can be worn in cooler months too.
Here are 15 really unique floral accessories for your outfits:
Spring Night: Embroidered Wool Handbag
Inspired by Inca mailbags, this black wool shoulder bag is woven on a pedal loom and features a floral embroidery pattern. It has an acrylic lining and has two interior pockets. Designer Raul Ulloa Baylon is inspired by the beauty of the Peruvian Andes, where he grew up. Aptly named Spring Night, this wool bag would be the perfect accessory to accompany you to a play at an outdoor theatre. This purchase will help to vaccinate 46 children against measles. The bag is on sale here.
Harvest Moon: Wool Blend Shawl from Peru
Made from an alpaca, wool blend, this shawl gives a soft, jersey finish. The black shawl is adorned with bronze flowers and a hand crocheted border. Creator, Alfredo Falcon, learned to weave as a small child in Peru, still favoring traditional motifs. This understated shawl would be perfect for cooler months, wear it out to a bar. One of these shawls will pay for 312 sachets of oral rehydration salts, which helps children suffering from dehydration and diarrhea. See more about this item here.
Tropical Night: Embroidered Cotton Shoulder Bag
The floral design on this black bag is rich in color – true to its name! It’s made from cotton and polyester with a cotton lining. There is a zip pocket inside the bag and it closes with a magnetic fasteners. After working in exporting, Harpreet Kaur opened her own craft workshop in Delhi. Wear this bag to a summer picnic and bring the sweet treats. The sale of this bag would pay for 20 doses of measles vaccine. Find out more here.
Kashmir Blossom: Colorful Floral Shawl Woven from Rayon and Silk Blend
This red, rayon and silk blend scarf is screen printed with tropical flowers in vibrant aquas, golds and greens. It measures 81” x 28.5” and is finished with a delicate fringe at each end. Creator Shuja Ahmed is from the Kashmir region of India and as such is inspired by nature and local traditions. Such an elegant scarf could be worn to a summer wedding or a garden party. The price of this scarf will vaccinate 31 children against polio. Click here to learn more.
Petaled Temple: Hand Made Leather Floral Tote Handbag from Indonesia
This stylish ginger colored, leather tote is embossed with a floral panel. It is hand made with a cotton lining, two interior pockets and closes with a zip. Designer Farida Ridwan comes from Java, Indonesia, and learned batik printing from her mother. Tote bags are so versatile and the color of this one makes it the perfect everyday bag that will go with any outfit. The sale of one tote bag will provide 98 packets of nourishment for children suffering from malnutrition. You can buy this tote bag here.
Green Thai Garden: Thai Green and Yellow Cotton Floral Print Shoulder Bag
A cotton shoulder bag featuring a green background and a yellow floral print. Details include: two interior pockets, a zip closure and a coconut shell button. Creator Russamee Thepphanakit is located in Northern Thailand, aiming to share the traditions and cultures of the region with her designs. A light shoulder bag is the perfect accessory to accompany you on a day at the beach. This bag will fund 19 packets of nourishment that go to helping children suffering from acute malnutrition. Find out more about this product here.
Warm Elegance: Fringed Alpaca Shawl in Red and Black
An alpaca wool blend is used to make this reversible shawl, which is black with a creeping red floral design and vice versa. Waldo Berrios, the creator of the scarf, shares the beauty of Peru with his Andean textiles. Warm red and black tones make this the perfect evening accessory, for a first date or date night with your partner. The price of this shawl is equivalent to 40 packets of lifesaving nourishment which help children suffering from acute malnutrition. Click here to learn more.
Psychedelic Jungle: Colorful Handcrafted Palm Leaf Handbag from Brazil
Both pattern and material are inspired by the jungle; this clutch bag is made from ethically collected, hand woven palm leaf fibres and plastic. It’s fully lined with a magnetic snap closure. Creator Samuel Costa from Brazil learned his trade from his mother. His products tell a story about artisan and buyer. Pair this funky bag with a black dress and wear to a summer party. This bag will fund 122 sachets of rehydration salts which help combat dehydration. See more about this bag here.
From the Garden Gathered: Artisan Black 100% Wool Shawl with Multi Colored
Vibrant pink and yellow flowers are embroidered onto this black wool shawl in a chain stitch style. The shawl measures 82” x 28.5”. Crafter Syed Sajad Hussain is from the Kashmir region of India and continues the handicraft tradition which has been in his family for generations. The warm hues of this shawl make it perfect for the fall; wear it to a business lunch. Purchasing this item can provide 78 doses of measles vaccine to children. This shawl is on sale here.
Bursting Flowers: Floral Batik Silk Shawl
This red, silk shawl is adorned with a striking, batik floral print. Blue, red and yellow flowers sprawl across the shawl which has tassels at each end. Designer Yuni Kristina, from Java, works with her mother and is inspired by her husband’s travels. The lightweight silk makes this a great accessory for a summer evening, wear it for an outdoor dance class or a stroll on the beach. One shawl provides enough funding to vaccinate 48 children against polio. Find out more here.
Flowers of Paradise: Handcrafted Blue Floral Batik Silk Scarf
A blue, silk shawl covered in red and green chrysanthemums, using the batik method. Each end has tassels and the shawl measures 71” x 21.5”. Indonesian designer Yuni Kristina learned the art of batik from her mother and together they have developed a style with floral prints and bird motifs. Wear this light shawl to a summer brunch with friends. The price of this shawl will provide children with 28 packets of nourishment to help combat malnutrition. Click here to see more.
Euphoria: Handcrafted Floral Silk Wrap Shawl
Made entirely from silk, a tropical floral print is interspersed by birds in flight. This batik shawl measures 89” x 19.5” and is finished with tassels at each end. Yuni Kristina works from Indonesia and is inspired by her mother who taught her the batik technique. The lively pattern on this shawl will complement a simple outfit worn to a formal event. Buying one of these shawls will pay for 21 packets of lifesaving nourishment for children suffering from acute malnutrition. This product is on sale here.
Feminine Floral: Handcrafted Embroidered Floral Women’s Belt
A black wool woven belt with a traditional floral pattern. The belt has a leather strap, bronze plated buckle and measures 45” x 2”. The creator, Joucelyn Pasara, was born in Lima and is inspired by the many distinct regions of Peru. Accessorize blue jeans and a black top with this belt for a simple but sophisticated look that’s perfect for a concert. This belt will pay for 212 sachets of oral rehydration salts for children suffering from dehydration and diarrhea. Click here to learn more.
Midnight Mums: Artisan Made Floral Chain Stitch Embroidery Black Wool Shawl
This black wool shawl features red, yellow and orange embroidered chrysanthemums in a chain stitch style. Each end is finished with a fringe detail. Syed Sajad Hussain creates his textiles from Kashmir, choosing traditional, colorful styles. The fall hues of this piece make it perfect to drape over your shoulders on a cooler day, when you’re going for a walk in the park. The price of this shawl will fund 65 packets of nourishment for children suffering malnourishment. Find out more here.
Night in the Garden: Balinese Black Silk Hand Stamped Floral Batik Shawl
Made using the batik method, a paradise garden adorns this black, silk shawl. With tassels at each end, it measures in at 89” x 21.25”. Yuni Kristina, from Indonesia, learned her craft from her mother and began experimenting with silk after using traditional textiles. Wear this shawl out to dinner at a nice restaurant in the summer and sit on the patio! This shawl will pay for 96 sachets of oral rehydration salts, helping children suffering with dehydration and diarrhea. More information is available here.