KAYU Mini St Tropez Tote in Black. KAYU Mini St Tropez Tote in Black. Unlined woven straw. Made in Philippines. Open top. Wrapped handles. Detachable straw tassel with pom-pom accents. KAYR-WY84. 1157. Founded by Jamie Lim in 2011, KAYU began as a way to stay connected to the rich cultural heritage of her native country of Malaysia, in Southeast Asia. What began as an opportunity to empower local craftspeople while bringing sustainable practices and global point of view to fashion, KAYU has since grown to be an innovator in the sustainable space, working with skilled artisans around the globe.