Our Social Responsibility
BSWANKY’s core values begin within the walls of our own atelier. Having been founded on the mission to elevate women in the US garment industry, we now seek to create a one of a kind culture that honors our members. We are committed to social responsibility in our community and in our own organization. Our ground-breaking company culture has been celebrated nationally, and even featured in best-selling author Jim Knight’s latest top ten leadership book: Leadership That Rocks.
“You can tell, she takes pride in being very intentional about the culture at BSWANKY, but she was still open-minded enough to kick it up a few notches. And her team loves it.”- Jim Knight, Leadership That Rocks
We elevate women, one iconic handbag at a time. Our collaborative design process means that every voice is heard in crafting a BSWANKY handbag. Artisans are encouraged to push their creative boundaries, to grow and engage as the true artists they are. Innovation, excellence, artistry— these are the products of our company culture that elevates each team member with respect and joy.
Handcrafted with Care
Hand-cut, hand-painted, hand-delivered.
BSWANKY's design house complete with gallery and atelier is located right in Sarasota, Florida. We continue to innovate and incorporate both old world artisanal techniques with our modern day state of the art machinery to create bespoke heirlooms that come with their own masterfully created covers, certificate of authenticity and serial numbers. We also have the ability to personalize each item with laser engraving and monograming.
We focus primarily on custom work and have had the opportunity to create everything from a one of a kind rattlesnake handbag to a python antique pistol holder for an admiral!
Visit us and see for yourself the collaboration, character, and creativity behind the bag.
Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility
At BSWANKY, we are committed to environmental responsibility and transparency, creating python masterpieces of style that help to save the Everglades from the devastating effects of invasive Burmese pythons. We have partnered with local python hunters such as Python Huntress Amy Siewe (pictured far left with Gretchen) to ethically source our python skin from invasive python and protect the Everglades.
Our core values of unparalleled personal connection to our product and our company are part of what inspires the bespoke bold design in our ethically sourced BSWANKY Python Collection. We are unique in our commitment to environmental responsibility, which means that pythons were not and will never be farmed for the sake of uniformity in our production. Our innovation as industry leaders in the use of Everglades pythons makes this collection not only indulgent, but also important for the future of our beautiful Florida landscape.
“Environmental degradation of the Everglades threatens South Florida’s water supply, and might eventually make the metro areas unlivable.”- Smithsonian Mag
"The Everglades ecosystem, which once sprawled across more than 6,250 square miles (16,187 square kilometers), has been reduced to half its original size by agriculture and urban expansion, and now the pythons threaten to make the 'glades barren of life." DW.Com
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
BSWANKY values our relationship with all of our suppliers who were chosen from a highly selective set of criteria. We design for our customer, sparing no expense to bring you the highest quality, ethically sourced material and elite handbag experience. This means your BSWANKY handbag is traceable, and arrives to you with a signed, dated, and serial-numbered certificate of authenticity.
As Everglades pythons evolve each year, the python panels will vary in color tone and marking. Your BSWANKY is a unique, made-to-order masterpiece meticulously crafted just for you,
We design for our customer, but our commitment to excellence in design does not stop there. To us, giving back to the community is a key element to what makes our bold, iconic luxury accessories so special. From raising money with our fabulous giving partners to mentoring and donating, BSWANKY has made it part of our mission not just to create sustainably sourced luxury accessories, but to change the fashion industry for the better.
Mentoring in Our Community