SUL invites you to get lost, or most probably to find your true self. The designer Dê and her brother Duarte grew up in a little town 50 km away from Lisboa, far aways from all the busy chaos of a big city. They spent their childhood outside, climbing on trees, discovering nature and observing the clouds flying by. Each summer, they would spend some family time in Lagos, Algarve. One day, Dê saw some tourist girls wearing the colorful super market plastic bags as an accessory. And there she had this idea, of making super market bags out of leather instead of plastic, a bag that would stay endlessly in style. Dê was about 15 years old and she kept dreaming about making this project of hers come true one day.
Two years ago, that dream came true. With the support of her brother Duarte, they launched the bag Bazar inspired by the super market plastic bag design. Since then, other beautiful bags have been made and they added some new products too. Each SUL article is carefully handcrafted and created in very small scale editions. Dê is the designer behind the brand SUL, buys the leather and cultivates the contact to the artisans. They are like family. All pieces are only made with leathers that inspire them. If they come across an exquisite leather that fulfills their design standards, they will use it.
SUL uses leathers tanned in a natural way. Each piece is unique and can have some imperfections - we love that! Driven by simplicity and perfection, Dê and Duarte want to make you happier with pieces that endure over time, pieces that you can pass on to your children. SUL is also a tribute to their family quality time spent in Algarve with all its beauty and wonderful tastes and smells.
Thank you for sharing with us your story, dear Dê. We wish you and Duarte a lot of success and fun with SUL.
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