Established in 2013, C.A.S. Handmade Inc. is the creation of Cara DesJardins. A native Rhode Islander, Cara was exposed to sewing and textile design at an early age. From this seed there sprouted a unique line of stylish bags, totes, clutches, home textiles and clothes.
Cara graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in textile engineering and earned over ten years experience designing and creating at several textile companies. She took her passion to the next level, combining her love for fabrics, color, and craftsmanship, and developed a line of custom handbags and pillows made from all-natural, hand-painted linen and leather. The natural linen complements the earth mineral pigments she uses to paint her bags. Cara creates a very natural, simplistic style that she strives to maintain in each of her bag styles.
Cara is pictured here with the newest addition to our team Hugo. Come meet Hugo, who is here everyday as our official greeter. As part of his duties, he is in charge of naps.