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SAHEL – Luxury Craft from the Heart of West Africa

SAHEL is a London-based accessories brand founded by former fashion editor Charlie Davies.

SAHEL began in the desert of Burkina Faso where Charlie lived for seven years among the Fulani. Horse lovers by tradition, Fulani people used to dress their steeds in vibrant tassles to accentuate the horse’s movement and turn heads. Traditional Fulani horse harnesses have strong braided straps which are hand woven by highly skilled leather workers.

All SAHEL bags and accessories employ this unique Fulani skill, evoking equine elegance and strength. Continuing the equestrian theme onto another continent, SAHEL also incorporates the work of traditional English bridlemakers.

Our luxury crafted leather products tell the story of a bygone era. A time when days were long and bare hooves echoed across desert sands. A time of robust and beautiful workmanship that could secure a horse and look good too.
 
Some of our bags are made in Burkina Faso. Most are made in Devon, England using sustainably sourced leather and suede. All of them incorporate tassles or hand braided straps from the north of Burkina Faso. We adhere to Fair Trade principles and invest in our artisans’ communities, providing better access to health care, clean water and primary education.

 

 

Biog provided for City Showcase in 2016

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ESM 2016 Saturday
Saturday 16.07.2016
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