We name every handbag design after influential women to recognize and commemorate them. We name our leather handbags after women who symbolize strength, beauty and courage.
Think of your mother, sister, teachers, friends and colleagues. These women are the “it girls” of our lives — smart, beautiful, fearless, and practical. These amazing women deserve gratitude, and that’s where our designs come in.
And, our buttery-soft leather handbags are a gentle reminder of who has helped us through life.
Here are the nine women (and one man!) in our lives who we're honoring with our new designs. We invite you to learn more about these amazing women from all different backgrounds.
This bag, named after Glennon Doyle, pays homage to a woman who isn’t afraid. She stands right in the middle of 'the fire.' She figures out how it started, why it started, who is fanning the flame, and how to help. She's a blogger, an author, a public speaker, and an LGBTQ+ advocate. She's a mom and also one of the founders of the organization Together Rising. An organization that “transforms collective heartbreak into effective action.”
Together Rising has a strong belief that “We belong to each other.” So do we, and that is why we wanted to honor this woman by naming this bag after her.
You might remember our bags from last year that were stadium approved, the Ann and the Grace. Linda Jean is Ann’s mom and Grace’s grandmother. She loved being a mom, but she didn’t let that stop her from continuing her education. She sacrificed the opportunity to go to medical school to raise her young children. But, that didn't stop her from attaining a masters degree through night school. She was bright and quick witted. People flocked to her for her perspective, friendship and no-nonsense personality.
Seven years ago, Linda Jean’s life took a sharp turn when she was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease. When she was in a memory care facility, she was still a magnet to the people who get to spend time with her. Unfortunately, Linda Jean passed away on Sept. 22, 2019. You may pay your respects here.
We designed this bag for a woman after Linda Jean’s own heart.
Toni Morrison was, without a doubt, the greatest American writer of her time. We admire her integrity. Even though she didn’t have an easy childhood, she held her head high in the face of adversity. It’s the same approach we try to embody across Sapahn.
These words by Toni Morrison inspire us to be bold in our own lives:
"You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."
"Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined."
"If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it."
We designed this bag to honor Toni Morrison, though we know it will never quite do her legacy justice.