REDEFINING FASHION FOR A BETTER WORLD
MATERGEA is a Colombian slow fashion brand that works closely with local artisans. Our products are manufactured with vegan alternatives to leather made from cactus and eco-friendly fabrics.
Nature is our inspiration and guiding principle for our designs. We create our products based on three pillars: respect to Mother Earth, sustainable fashion and craftsmanship added value.
VEGAN ALTERNATIVE TO LEATHER
At MATERGEA we use highly sustainable plant-based leather made from cactus. Cruelty free, no toxic chemicals, Phthalates or PVC.
The handles of some of our handbags are made of Tagua, also known as 'vegetable ivory ´for its color and hardness. Ir is the seed of the palm tree Phytelephas Aequatorialis present in the Amazon and in the subtropical forests of South America.
We use fabrics made from recycled cotton and PET bottles. We also use fabrics that are environmentally friendly made from textile waste as raw materials, preventing them from going to landfills or incineration, giving these materials a longer lifetime. These fabrics are less dependent on virgin resources and save water, energy, carbon emissions and toxic chemicals.
CRAFTSMANSHIP ADDED VALUE
At MATERGEA we are aware that 'handmade' takes time, is an art and must be valued as such. Each piece goes through a process of unhurried creation, valuing quality over quantity.
The boxes that we use to pack our products are made with sugar cane. The dust bags are made with national 100% natural cotton.