Discover Saarde - Alpine Abode
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Discover Saarde

by Elle Bryce on Jun 21, 2022

I want to feel pride in every single item that I choose to stock in our store. I value small batch artisan wares over mass production and like the idea that you buy once, buy right with quality made pieces. I am very lucky to have some amazing suppliers who stock my store and I thought I might introduce you to them as we go along so that you can see where your purchases come from and how they are sourced or made.
The first amazing brand I would like to introduce you to is Saardé, owned by Shenol & Verity Kizek and based in St Peter’s Sydney.
The first inklings of Saardé began when Shenol and Verity Kizek were living in Shenol's home town of Istanbul. In awe of the Turkish textiles, artisan-made pieces and the warm lifestyle, Australian born Verity knew she had to bring a slice of this magic back to her home country.  It took many years and various iterations to get Saardé to its current form - developing and designing goods working with small producers — mainly in Turkey (particularly central Turkey), but also in Tunisia, Morocco and India.
 
Sustainability is at the heart of the brand, with consideration on small batches, artisan producers, and individually crafted goods. Saardé designs goods to be textural and make sure, wherever possible, to show the little artisan-made marks and the beautiful character of the material. 
“We try to bring a sense of beautiful, natural calm to everything we do. We are particularly inspired by pared-back, earthy Mediterranean spaces that use natural materials and artisan craftsmanship.”
 
Saardé's products — from homewares to its signature liquid olive oil soap — invite inspiration from olive groves, azure waters, salty skin and shared sunset feasts.