about haikuLeaf

What is a haiku?

Pronounced: Hi-Coo

A Japanese poem minimal in form and often with deeper meaning beyond the simple text. Traditionally seventeen syllables, in three lines of verse evoking images of the natural world:

5 syllables

7 syllables

5 syllables

The core of a haiku is often called the "cut." This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a "cutting word" between them. This can change the direction of the poem's initial intent, add surprise, or bring up added meanings.

With our roots in poetry, we like to say we are well-versed.

Well-versed in living, laughing and always learning.

Based in Seattle, Washington, the Haiku team collaborates to provide elegant and creative solutions that reflect our need for balance, fun and well-being.

We are guided by our values:


Understanding and compassion

Empowering women and community

Environmental ethics

Natural and soulful beauty with a sense of humor and adventure

Haiku creates meaningful solutions for everyday needs, with bags that bridge style and function. We celebrate individual expression inspired by the beauty and balance of natural landscapes and inner self. We believe in sharing voices and daring to live boldly.