Clémence first saw it when she was a little girl, playing in her family’s factory. A swathe of PVC fabric used to manufacture inflatables. She held it up to the light. Bright, shiny, smooth to the touch. Clémence took it home with her and made a pencil-case from it.
Today, she combines the same PVC fabric with the finest cottons, and the world’s most sought-after leathers, to create iconic handbags and accessories. Bold lines and colors, an audacious association of contemporary and traditional, the Cahu range is unique in its aesthetic, and its design. Made from light, water-resistant and easy-to- maintain PVC, the volumes are deceptively generous, with long straps and ubiquitous easy access openings.
Based in Paris, CAHU (pronounced “Ca-ew”) is a line of designer bags and PVC accessories. Clémence Cahu grew up in Normandy near her father's tire factory and her grandparents who lived and worked on the family farm, before moving to Paris to study fashion and work as a stylist.
After collaborations with the biggest names in the industry and the most famous brands, in 2018, Clémence founded the CAHU label. The CAHU line is made from PVC diverted from Clémence Cahu's father's Normandy inflatable factory.
Contemporary lines, bold colors, luxurious materials and artisanal techniques, PVC is upcycled into bags that are easy to use, easy to maintain and that “wow”. An accessory, an object, day, night, work, pleasure... CAHU, for everyone.
Link to the brand book here