About Us | Henrietta Spencer | Basket Bags


Our Story

Welcome to Henrietta Spencer, we are an independent straw basket bag business. The family run business is now a team of four, Jaimie, Spencer and their two children Henrietta (3)  & Harriett (1)

Jaimie was born in Suffolk, before moving to Spain with her parents and sisters, living and growing up there for nearly 20 years, until moving back to Suffolk in her early thirties. Suffolk was where she met Fiancé Spencer, combining his name and her middle name Henrietta to create the business name - 'Henrietta Spencer'.

 After moving back to England, she wanted to bring some of that Spanish Mediterranean style to the UK. All of Henrietta Spencer straw basket bags are individually hand crafted, made with the highest quality natural materials, and the finest full grain genuine leather. Consumers are increasingly drawn to handmade and artisanal products, valuing the craftsmanship and uniqueness that come with each piece. The handwoven nature of straw basket bags adds a personalised touch, making them more appealing to those seeking authenticity in their accessories.

We wanted to bring a wow factor, genuine leather, linings with zips, and new styles such as backpacks and clutch bags. Gone are the days of the boring beach bag. We want our straw basket bags to be used for every occasion, whether it be a dinner date or shopping trip. 

What really makes our basket bags stand out from the rest is that all our tote bags have ZIP closures. Each Zip liner is cut to size to fit the bag and then stitched into the rim. The zip closure provides peace of mind by securely sealing your belongings within the bag.

Sustainability is close to our hearts. In a world where sustainability is a growing concern, straw basket bags are celebrated for their eco-friendly and natural materials. The use of straw or other sustainable fibres aligns with the preferences of environmentally conscious consumers.

 We have to be kind to our planet, single use bags are a thing of the past! You have to make these changes now and there is no better way to start than buying a Henrietta Spencer straw basket bag.  No fast fashion here!

The straw basket bag fashion trend has gained popularity in recent years, becoming a staple accessory for various occasions. Straw basket bags are versatile and can complement a range of styles, from casual beachwear to chic urban fashion. Their adaptability makes them a go-to accessory for different occasions.

We understand that a bag for life needs to withstand the test of time. That's why we source the finest straw and incorporate durable construction techniques. The result? A bag that not only looks exquisite but stands up to the demands of your everyday adventures, creating memories with you along the way.


Jaimie & Spencer xx