Our Story

Mabyl was born from a persistent compulsion to create, an acute eye for quality, and an affinity for exotic materials. In 2017, Teri Worthington, launched a modern handbag and accessories line that lends an elevated interpretation to the term "handmade".  Named after her maternal grandmother, her eponymous brand is strong, classic and (sometimes) sassy.

 After raising four children, the restless empty-nester dusted off her sewing machine. This hobby, revisited, evolved after a serendipitous trip to visit her daughter and sister in Manhattan.  While exploring the garment district, Teri fell in love with exotics. Shortly thereafter, her first collection came to life.

Mabyl is comprised of ethically sourced alligator, crocodile, snakeskin, ostrich, lizard and stingray. All which follow the strict CITES guidelines. Teri creates her own patterns and carefully manufactures each piece entirely by hand.

 

“Life is short. Insecurity is a waste of time.” -Diane Von Furstenberg

Teri resides in Nashville. She is a Pure Barre fanatic, a lover of interiors and antiques, but derives the greatest joy from a full and vibrant household.