Her husband's shoemaking career made it possible for Mia to travel around with him, and travel she did. After several years of adventuring, Mia decided to start a project of her own — namely, designing purses and handbags. Her pieces are casual and rustic, a combination of ideas from her team and her partners in India. Each and every bag is carefully assembled by hand using time-honored techniques, bringing the traditional crafts of India to her bags. To top it all off, a percentage of the profits are donated to a charity that aims to stop domestic violence. Yep, these are our new favorite bags.