Clothing . Accessories . Home Decor
Sapelle is a London based lifestyle brand offering beautifully designed contemporary fashion, gift and home decor products for design lovers with a discerning eye. We offer a fusion of global style inspired by Africa and ethically made by skilled artisans and designers from around Africa and Europe. We handpick and create the best products from around the World.
When you shop with us, you are partaking in this global fusion, this worldliness, and you’re making a style statement. We’re bringing the distinctive global fusion aesthetic to the world by offering beautiful high quality products for your home and wardrobe.
Since our launch with an online store in 2012 by Daphne Kasambala, we’ve grown to include brands offering fashion, gift and home products to customers around the world. In April 2016, Nilare the gifts and home décor brand and Toghal, the textiles and furnishings brand joined Sapelle, the fashion brand to create "Sapelle Group Limited", an omni-channel lifestyle brand offering the very best of African-inspired design.
We work with artisans, designers, social enterprises and fashion brands who share our passion to offer customers the very best of African-inspired design.
Discover African Craftsmanship
Every product that is created by our partners has a touch of unique African design and craftsmanship and draws on centuries of art, heritage, culture and tradition, fusing these with contemporary design. The result is unique fashion, jewellery, home and gift items with a distinctive, global feel-good style.
Every product has a story, and you know there’s nothing else like it on the high street. Our customers love to discover treats that can’t be found on the high street. They are inspired by the history behind the pieces, the individual stories of our craftsmen, and the experience of a fusion of cultures between Africa and the rest of the world.
We are passionate about supporting talented African artisans, designers and local communities who use ethical and sustainable practices to produce their garments, gifts and home décor pieces. We work predominantly with partners around Africa but have some that are closer to our base in London.
Expresses your Individual Style
If you’ve looked in the usual places for something special: a product that expresses your individual style, look no further than SAPELLE for an alternative source of beautiful treats. Shop with us and own an exquisite piece of Africa to reflect your own personal statement. Whether it’s the ornamental or the functional, discover a range of products that touch on diverse African artistry and culture when you shop SAPELLE.
Whether it’s decor for your home, a statement piece of jewellery or a stylish wardrobe essential, or a gift for a friend, when you shop SAPELLE, you’re experiencing a culture rich in artistry and design.
Experience a Culture Rich in Artistry and Design
Sapelle products capture African art and design Aesthetic, fusing it with modern global influences using handcrafted and sustainable machine made techniques. What you get when we shop with us is a unique, authentic re-interpretation of African heritage. Our Fashion pieces combine a range of textiles from across the continent, on simple yet stylish silhouettes that work well every day. Home Décor and Gifts items are handcrafted to a high quality using sustainable materials and ethical practices, fusing different cultures with sleek, modern inspiration.
African art and design have evolved over centuries and are expressed in many beautiful and unique ways. Some aspects are already well-known and loved globally and others are like a well-kept secret, under the guardianship of a few heritage keepers. With the movement of its people to far-flung parts of the world and the advent of global travel and technology, there has been a fusion of different African cultural influences with contemporary global elements to create a distinct African Aesthetic that fits seamlessly into modern lifestyles.
In June 2015 we opened our UK boutique showroom at 281 Portobello Road, London.