el hoBo is a homespun folksy Americana inspired lifestyle shop created by me Hannah While. Growing up I was always referred to as ‘the littlest hobo’ by my father due to my wanderlust nature and collector of used items. My style is a collective melting pot of happy 70’s memories, passion for worldwide travel, country music and years of a surfing and biker lifestyle.
I studied fine art and design at college and worked for many years as a freelance display stylist in between travelling the world, just me and my son for the whole of his childhood. I am passionate about beautiful textiles and traditional clothing and have had the privilege to visit many countries rich in such items including Morocco, Mexico, India, Indonesia, America and lots of Europe.
I was brought up extremely thrifty and taught how to do most things on a budget, but mostly how to reuse and mend instead of buying new. Secondhand living is my way of life and el hoBo encapsulates all that I love and want to share with you all.