Sallie Hall and her daughter Andrea Elish’s appreciation for craftsmanship comes from their time living abroad. Sallie was decorating her house in Mexico City when she discovered the hand-loomed woolen fabrics produced by a community of local weavers. Sallie’s desire to interpret those local textile traditions for the American market led to the creation of Savel when she moved back to the United States in 1984. Sallie and Andrea now collaborate with mills globally to shape the Savel collections’ subtle designs.  After graduating from Vassar and HEC, a business school in Jouy-en-Josas, France, Andrea opened Savel’s New York office in 1994.

Savel strives to bring innovative fabric designs with luxurious textures and a broad breadth of color to the interior designer.  Savel's customer service is personal, responsive, and has led to long-lasting client relationships.

Saladino for Savel Textile Collection:
In 2008 Savel partnered with famed American interior architect John Saladino to create the Saladino for Savel textile collection. The elegant, classically inspired fabrics are designed by Mr. Saladino in his iconic style.

Shelli Breidenbach Fabrics for Savel:
Approaching fabrics with a well-trained eye for structure and scale, Shelli Breidenbach’s career in photography and work with clients in their homes inspired the designs behind her exclusive Sunbrella indoor and outdoor collection. Form meets function for Shelli Breidenbach with simple, clean, fabrics that perform elegantly while accommodating active families, children, and dogs.