The Sarah Haran brand designs and produces luxury functional handbags that last a lifetime. We do not advocate following trends or fast fashion but focus on longevity and quality. It is therefore vital that our craftsmanship including all our materials do not sacrifice the brand's commitment to sustainability or welfare. Under the guidance of Sarah, our production teams continually seek to add innovation to our product range. We believe in function over form, so any designs must meet our strict criteria around solving a problem for our customers.
Designed in Scotland
Designed from her Atelier in the idyllic Scottish countryside, Sarah has spent over 5 years learning to perfect the art of designing and making handbags. In addition, she also completed an apprenticeship with the ex creative designer of Mulberry, all whilst working as the COO of a computer software company and being a mother of 2. Finally having the confidence to pursue her dreams full time, Sarah left the corporate lifestyle and the brand as flourished.
We Source from the Best
Following countless trips to Europe, we found the perfect partner just outside Venice, Italy, who offers the highest quality leather that meets our strict ethical guidelines. Our products are then handcrafted in small, family run factories in Istanbul, Manchester and Ubrique where our Artisans take 20 hours to complete each leather handbag.
Materials & Techniques
We source high quality full-grain leather, the strongest and most durable type that improves with age. The zips, press studs, chains and tassel fasteners that make up our hardware are twice-dipped so the plating doesn't scratch. It’s also made from quality, weighty materials that translate into fine finished goods. The tannery we are partnered with has received a Gold LWG Award, which recognises good ethical practice in the processing of hides.
The tannery we are partnered with are members of the Leather Working Group, made up of members developing an environmental stewardship protocol for the leather and manufacturing industry. All factories used are personally visited and checked by Sarah to ensure they follow best practice in terms of staff they employ, production practices and health and safety. Sarah ensures that each factories culture fits in with the brand, not just the quality of the products.
As a small family business ourselves, we understand the importance and values of supporting like-minded businesses. Selecting family-run businesses, rather than big, faceless factories, sums up everything the Sarah Haran brand is about. If you buy one of our bags, you know artisans have produced it without exploitation, in a skilled process that takes around 20 hours. What's more, every single bag is quality checked by Sarah personally before it's given its lifetime guarantee.
Designed With You In Mind
Our designs have been well thought out with the busy working woman in mind. We have designed our handbags to multi task just as much as you do. Sarah personally tests each design out for 6 months to ensure it does the job it is meant to, and only once she is 100% happy with it, will it go to production. Sarah Haran bags have five interior pockets to keep you organised, with slots for your phone, passport, notebook, wallet or keys – depending on the bag. Our bags are made for a lifetime, not just a season, so this is why so much work goes into perfecting both style and quality.