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The spark that ignited our ethical journey


"Humanity’s real luxury is the planet and our future on it."

 

Sambar was borne out of the idea that veganism and luxury can go hand in hand, and that beautifully made, covetable pieces can be inspired by nature, without hurting it in the process.

Founded by Andrea, Sambar’s debut capsule collection launched in Madrid, 2020. Here, our iconic Roan Midi was released in five colours. Ever since then, we have been releasing new drops only when our limited pieces run out and in exclusive editions. We believe in slow fashion and creating small collections to avoid over-production, over-consumption and pollution.

Made with a sustainable vegan leather sourced from Spain, our signature statement pieces are beautifully handcrafted by local artisans in the hills of Andalucía.

Our love of nature is deeply embedded in the Sambar DNA

The Sambar DNA

‘Sambar’ is an endangered deer, whose
antlers comprise our signature gold closure clasp. Each handbag also bears the name of a different endangered species.

We source only the best quality,
ecologically responsible materials. From organic cotton to post-consumer recycled polyester yarn, our handbags leave no footprint.

Made from upcycled marine plastic and post-consumer PET, our yarn actually makes use of plastic waste removed from the oceans.

Sambar started with a clear design philosophy: Fair Luxury. We create statement pieces beautifully crafted with cruelty-free materials that strive to prove veganism can be luxurious.

“I want Sambar to make a bold statement: fashion can be luxurious and vegan at the same time”. - Andrea -

Andrea Nuñez

Founding Story

Andrea’s creative journey began when she fell in love with haute-couture. After studying Fashion Design in Paris, Mexico City and Madrid, she specialized in haute-couture and began her career in the bridal fashion industry.

At the same time, a different journey started in her personal life. After watching a video from Peta, she vowed to never wear leather and to cut animal products out of her diet and wardrobe. 

As a former designer handbag addict, Andrea urgently identified the need for sustainable and vegan, yet luxurious, brands. Freshly inspired, Andrea returned to Design School in Mexico and Spain to specialize in handbags and accessories.

Here, she immersed herself in the production process, learning from local artisans, while searching for materials that were vegan yet sustainable and durable.

Thus, Sambar was born.

Sambar started with a clear design philosophy: Fair Luxury. We create statement pieces beautifully crafted with cruelty-free materials that strive to prove veganism can be luxurious.

We invite you to discover our full collection here.