Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sa4a: Ankara Patchworks with a designer feel

If like us, you can't get enough of African print, why decide on one fabric when you can have them all?!

Traditionally a quilting technique, patchwork involves putting small bits of material together to make a larger piece and it is all the rage where ankara is concerned. Especially in African countries such as Ghana, the home of Sa4a.


African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk
Cute animations from Sa4a

African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk
"Crafted by hand, fired by imagination" 

Sa4a use the patchwork technique in a unique way, taking the print-on-print trend and putting it all in one place as a covering. Their range consists of shoes and sandals but we especially LOVE their bags.


Their clutches are adorable.


African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk

African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk

African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk


Their satchels and weekend bags are vintage with an afro twist.


African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk
Ekem sling bag

African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk
Sa4a Ama K weekend bags
Their totes are like mini bags of sunshine.


African Print Patchworks - Sa4a on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk


The most interesting thing about Sa4a is how many of their pieces are very reminiscent of the designer favourites.

The Sa4a Envelope Clutch reminds us of Tory Burch Robinson's...
Sa4a and Tory Burch Robinson comparison on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk


...their chain bag of Chanel's vintage own....
Sa4a and Chanel comparison on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk


...their Ama K bag would be the African print version of Mulberry's Piccadilly leather weekend bag...
Sa4a and Mulberry comparison on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk


and their satchel the African love child of Ted Baker's!
Sa4a and Ted Baker comparison on iloveankara.blogspot.co.uk

See what we mean?!

With bag prices from 80 GHC (about $41/£26) you can get the designer look for less...Ankara style!

So, if you've got some left over fabric, why not patch it up?!
For your own designer inspired Sa4a piece contact -  sa4adesigns@gmail.com



Bespoke and stock designs available.

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