About Our Designer



What began in 2000 with a collection of great pieces has grown into one of the world's most unique luxury brands. With immense inspiration for the love of premium leather goods and accessories, Jas Sehmbi has always been one to involve people to be a part of this creative journey.

Born in Kenya but raised over three different continents, Jas Sehmbi has been fortunate to experience diverse cultures, people and styles. Through his experiences, he learnt to appreciate creativity in different forms, languages and lifestyles. Finally settling in England in 1970, he studied Art at East Ham College in London. By 1985, Sehmbi was designing his own bags and launched his first shop in Essex.

With a love for quality workmanship, Jas travelled to Italy to research the production of leather and leather goods. He soon designed and produced a range which he then imported to the UK. Continuing to design and combining it with his love for music, he developed and produced the first ever DJ bag. 1994 saw the production of 30,000 bags in sixth months, which funded his first two labels, ‘Spaced Out’ and ‘W-11’.

Realising the potential of his handmade products, Jas moved his focus away from nylon and polyester materials to working with leather only. This approach meant bags which were well thought out with the attention to detail that large-scale manufacturing sometimes loses.

By 2000, Jas’s designs had caught the attention of well respected stores including Barneys New York and YMC, selling out on the first day! The Jas M.B. London label was launched, since when it has grown from strength to strength, becoming a worldwide brand.