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Alicja Sajewicz

Alicja Sajewicz Leatherworker
Contact
Polish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+48 507018727
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Conversations with leather

  • • Alicja likes to use thick leather, so her work will last generations
  • • She values function above all else in her designs
  • • Brass is her preferred metal for making buckles

Alicja Sajewicz worked as a television and radio journalist for most of her career. Much of her job involved interviewing people from various backgrounds and professions. Spending a lot of time with artisans and people who were launching their own companies gave her the desire to become a craftswoman herself. "At some point I felt that I wanted to move from talking about other people to challenging myself," she says. There was something more to this transformation: a love of leather that went back to her childhood. "I would make my own leather stuff in elementary school. Leather would always be somewhere in my head. I felt as though it would speak to me. After an intense period in my career I decided to try to find out if, indeed, it does."

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Works

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Bella belt

Plain and simple, with a massive solid steel Italian buckle, Alicja created this belt using 100 percent Polish vegetable tanned leather. The belt goes perfectly with both jeans and oversized jumpers, as well as coats and modern dresses.

Length 105 cm
Width 5 cm

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Corset belt

This piece combines two belts that can be worn together as a wide 'corset' which goes perfectly with both daytime dresses and evening gowns, as well as shirts and coats. The inner belt can also be worn separately with casual outfits.

Width 10 cm
Width 2.5 cm

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Maria saddle bag in black

This shoulder and cross body saddle bag has been fitted with a smart shoulder strap. It was handmade using the finest cowhide leather and suede from a family-owned Polish tannery, and features a zipped linen inside pocket.

Height 21 cm
Width 26 cm
Depth 8 cm

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Marta bag

This minimalist briefcase doubles as a backpack and can be carried on one or both shoulders. It was handmade using the finest cowhide leather and suede from a family-owned Polish tannery. It features a canvas computer pocket and two smaller pockets inside.

Height 31 cm
Width 36 cm
Depth 10 cm

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Anna bag in navy blue

These deep blue saddle bags are small but surprisingly spacious. They have been finished with Alicja’s beloved fringe, and a hidden magnetic closure. They were handmade using the finest cowhide leather and suede from a family-owned Polish tannery.

Height 17 cm
Width 17 cm
Depth 6 cm

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