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Stitched with Intention: Mana and Arpa of the Omega Leather Collection

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Meet Mana and Arpa, the artisans behind the gorgeous, minimalist Omega Leather collection. If you’re looking for a piece that will last beyond the current season, these supple cardholders, wallets and wristlets are a must-have. With Omega Leather, it’s all about detail and dedication, and this team of artisans truly delivers.

Ranging from a bucket tote that will take you from the office to the beach and back to a vibrant blue wristlet that’s perfect for summer travel, the Omega Leather collection is sustainable, fabulous, and functional. True to Sapahn’s small and intimate business model, Mana and Arpa work with 22 other Thai artisans to create the classic pieces in the Omega Leather collection. It takes a dedicated village to make high quality leather handbags this beautiful.

Sapahn Omega Leather Handbag

Here’s the journey of how your Sapahn leather bags and accessories travel from Thailand to you. The richly dyed, super soft leather comes from a local tannery, where the leather is custom-dyed. From a timeless jet black to a unique cobalt blue or golden yellow, every color comes from the same place.  

The fabric lining is selected in Bangkok’s Chinatown, where the fabric is meticulously chosen with you in mind, from quirky floral prints to solids. It’s all chosen to perfectly compliment the leather of your artisanal bag. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, we source our metal hardware from a small shop in Bangkok which customizes specifically for Sapahn. Brooke, Mana and Arpa sought out the best quality products for the construction of the Omega Leather products, and found the perfect materials for these unique pieces.

True to Sapahn’s attention to detail and design, each piece this team of artisans assemble is made with absolute precision. From the zipper to the pockets to the hardware, each piece is designed as a work of art, perfect for every occasion. When it arrives at your doorstep, your bag or wallet begins its journey with you, taking you easily from work to happy hour to a night on the town. As it ages, our leather softens in texture and acquires a patina unique to the piece, earning you compliments year after year. Made with love and worn with love, Sapahn pieces travel from Thailand artisans to you, inspiring you to tell your bag’s story again and again.  

Sapahn founder Brooke Mullen works with Thai artisan on Omega Leather bags

What’s our new favorite from the upcoming Fall Omega Leather collection? We love the Rodica backpack/tote in a brilliant poppy red. Perfect as an on-the-go tote or as a backpack that will take you from class to a weekend getaway with style. The black and white organic cotton gingham lining is a surprising pop of pattern, and the Rodica backpack has enough pockets to keep everything you need together. The expertly crafted Rodica backpack is convertible, customizable and cute all in one.

At Sapahn, we feel it’s important to know the people and the process behind what you buy. That’s why we tell these stories: to connect you with the artisans that craft the beautiful things you buy and wear every day. Each purchase goes to not only providing Susie and Tom of the Wild Side collection and Mana and Arpa and their team of artisans with jobs — you’re helping to build a bridge that brings the world a little closer. There is love and intention stitched into every piece — it’s clear that we pour our hearts into everything we create, and the story behind each piece is one we love to tell. We like to think of Sapahn as a collaborative effort, each piece a part of a beautiful whole. There’s a hidden quote inside of every Omega leather bag, within the soft leather texture — take it as an invitation to notice every detail.

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