In early 2019, we landed on El Paso, Texas as the home of the second Sabah Workshop. Our vision is for our El Paso Sabah Workshop to be a place that produces the same beautiful Sabahs & Babas you’ve come to know, that serves as an outpost for collaboration between our Turkish and American craftspeople, and is a hub for innovation, creativity and new ideas.
El Paso, like Gaziantep, is a border town with a history of trade and craftsmanship. Amongst many things, El Paso has a rich history in leather working and cowboy boot making, specifically using saddle leather which is a wonderful, undyed leather that is 100% vegetable tanned and used in the making of the El Paso Shearling Baba. That said, our veg tanned El Paso Shearling Baba takes the idea of "breaking in your pair" & "patina" to a whole new level. Like the most well-worn saddle, or a beautiful set of boots -- these Babas start out smooth and light in color and only get richer, more beautiful and perfectly molded to your feet with every step.