Harry Haslett left the country and took 6 years to travel around the world with only a backpack and a surfboard 25 years ago. At the end of his journey he brought back some beautiful hand carved wooden jewelry from a village in the mountains of Bali and began to sell these treasures to surf shops in America. Out of the back of his grandfather's old Chevy he traveled the coasts to begin his business. He found small specialty boutiques were also fascinated with his art. While traveling, his mother Henrietta shipped to customers, from her living room and basement with the help of family, friends and neighbors. The handicrafts were well received and with trusting Balinese craftspeople to believe in him, his humble business began. Now many years and countries later the business has developed organically into a multi line accessories business located in Hawthorne, New York. Harry is the head designer and president of the company which has grown to include a continual array of unique handbags and scarves (Christian Livingston Collection) and jewelry (Island Designs by Harry Haslett). The company exhibits in the major gift and accessories shows in New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as in showrooms throughout the United States.