Sarep + Rose is a lifestyle brand focused on merging style & function with social impact.
We work with people outside of traditional channels of opportunity and economic inclusion using highly resilient materials that are made to last for years to come.
Founder Robin Sirleaf travels across the African continent to discover the best materials and makers to design goods that change outdated narratives of 'African' people, places and things. From artisanal collectives in markets to fair trade factories, these leather handbags, footwear and decorative home storage solutions are created from leathers rescued from waste, natural grasses and handwoven culturally significant textiles.
Our vision is to grow a brand that moves Africa towards becoming a global manufacturing hub by generating honest and sustainable job opportunities for employees, businesses and artisans across the continent.
We believe that by designing pieces that challenge assumptions on what it means to be 'African' by globally exporting African-made finished goods that serve you on a functional, everyday basis is the best way within our power, to see that vision come to life.
Listen to some of our founder's inspiration behind the brand in this video made to celebrate our collection launch with Stitch Fix.