Who are they?
Behind Saba Pasha, there is Mo. Mo is a leather craftsman. He started handcrafted leather accessories a little over a year ago now. His passion for craft items but espacially leather is unconditional. He is a really passionate person.
When he realised, after his first handmade leather pieces, that it could be his new hobbie, his new motivation, his new passion, his new job, he got more and more interested, and never stopped.
Saba Pasha is a reference to his birth country, Egypt. Many memories and strong feelings came out when he started making his first leather accessories, so the name of this city where he grew up was just the right name for his business: Saba Pasha.
How we met?
At this time, I had a pop-up store in Ponsonby Central. I was already running the company, but only French products, and my motivation since the start of Cafoutche is to combine French and New Zealand culture. However, one day, Mo walked into the shop and started chating with me about leather accessories. We chat for a looooong time, especially about handcrafted products.
After few meetings together, seing Mo’s products, discovering his life and himself, speaking about future and ideas, we finally did it! The first New Zealand handmade brand at Cafoutche. This was a really important goal for me, and a big step for both of us.
I was probably waiting for the right one, and it was Saba Pasha. It’s been now few months that this gorgeous brand is part of Cafoutche family and we are really proud of it.
Come visit the shop and meet Mo over there. He often hangs out here!