Our story

Sambar came to life in 2020 in Madrid, inspired by our combined love for nature and fashion. It was created as a vegan accessories brand, made solely from ecologically responsible materials. Our handbags are designed and handcrafted in Spain, using only the highest-quality, cruelty-free materials.

All of our handbags are handcrafted with textiles made from organic cotton and post-consumer recycled polyester yarn. This yarn comes from Upcycled Marine Plastic and post-consumer PET. 

The Beginning

Sambar was born out of the idea that veganism and luxury can go hand in hand. Ultimately, the real luxury is our planet and our future on it. We want to create beautiful pieces that are an homage to our planet, drawing inspiration from nature around us, without hurting it in the process.

Our journey began in 2020 in Madrid, when we launched a curated capsule collection Debut, featuring one style, The Roan Midi, in five colors. Made with a sustainable vegan leather sourced from Spain, our statement piece was beautifully handcrafted and brought to life by local artisans in the hills of Andalucía.

 

Our Founder

Andrea’s creative journey began when she fell in love with haute-couture. After studying Fashion Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, with a few periods in Marangoni Paris and  CSDMM in Madrid, she specialized in haute-couture at Istituto di Moda Burgo, where she began her career as an intern in the bridal fashion industry.  At the same time, a different journey was beginning in her personal life. After watching a video from Peta, she vowed to never wear leather and to cut animal products out of her wardrobe.

A former designer-handbag addict, she found the urgent need for sustainable and vegan, yet luxurious, brands. In this pursuit, Andrea returned to Design School CENTRO in Mexico and IED in Spain and immersed herself in the production process, learning from local artisans, and searching for materials that were vegan yet sustainable and durable. Sambar was born. “I wanted the brand to actually make a statement: you can wear luxury and be vegan at the same time”.

This is what Sambar is all about: proving that luxury fashion can, and should, be sustainable.

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.

 

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