The SAWA Shop is home to the perfect convertible bag. Inspired by travel and created with love, our travel accessories are designed to meet your needs, wherever the road may take you. SAWA is a high-end leather goods and accessories brand designed by Indy-native Ashlee Fehsenfeld Hardy in collaboration with Kenyan artisans and John Dillow. The incredibly gifted and beautiful Maasai women, pictured below, are the talent behind The SAWA Shop. They hand bead each and every strap and tassel! It is incredible to see these amazing artisans at work.

Our handbags, yoga mat straps, leather pouches, men's wallet, beaded bracelets, leather sandals, key-chains and interchangeable extra leather straps are all hand crafted in Kenya. 5% of our proceeds are donated to the elephant conservation.

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship.”


Mara Elephant Project saves and protects the African elephant population in the Mara by combatting poaching operations, collaring, monitoring and researching elephants, and protecting farmers and elephants across their large dispersal area.


Nomad Yoga and SUP is an Indianapolis floating yoga studio with a team of highly experienced teachers and the only full fleet of Boga Yoga Boards® in the Midwest! #THATSWHATSSUP


Mlina Mama was created out of a passion for travel, design, the uniqueness of African textile and the desire to be more than just a consumer product.


Famous for her limited editions and exquisite handcrafted work, Kaila Fusco creates each unique piece of jewellery at home in the Maasai Mara.


Meet The Makers

Lorna & Lucy

This mother-daughter team is embodiment of Maasai Culture, passing down generations of beauty, strength, tradition and warriorhood along with the work ethic, love and mastery of Maasai's intricate beadwork.