Bureh is a socially responsible fashion company. They make beautiful belts, each one handmade in Sierra Leone. They are about sharing Sierra Leonean fashion: its bright colors, fun patterns and eccentric style. They are also about re-investing HALF of profits back into Sierra Leone’s enterprises and vocational schools. Their mission is to strengthen Sierra Leone’s manufacturing sector hands-on, and to spread Sierra Leone’s fashion and beauty through Bureh belts.
Bureh trains and employs Sierra Leonean craftsmen, skilled tailors and blacksmiths, to make Bureh belts using designs handpicked by them. Our cloth comes from the vibrant and living streets of Freetown, and our buckles are custom made for us using recycled metals. See the full story here.
Bai Bureh is a Sierra Leone chief of legend, having led a 19th century revolt against the British colonial regime. His legacy is not simple, but he is revered like few others in Sierra Leone. Bureh Beach is named after him. For the company, Bai Bureh represents a positive pride and national identity in Sierra Leone and the beach captures Sierra Leone’s beauty.