Bush princess is the kind of name you’d give an African short story, a Nollywood movie, anything but an awesome artisan-crafted handbag brand. Well, we’ve learned never to judge a brand by its name.
Influenced by the safari vibe of Kenya after moving there in 2009, the founder Charlotte Lefebvre came up with the name bush princess to represent the Kenyan elements and feminine nature of the brand.
The allure of bush princess borders on the neat minimalistic designs with chic,mostly pastel colors, and its inspiration which stems from the many peoples, crafts and traditions of rural Kenya. Combining the skills of artisans from Kibera – an informal settlement in Nairobi, a group of Maasai women who integrate their traditional art into the making of the brand, the bush princess style & label merges brass items from recycled metal and African bead work with leather sourced from a variety of Kenyan tribes, who graze their animals in the vast African plains.
Hand crafted, minimal and functional? we’re so into that right now!