MATERGEA is a Colombian slow fashion brand that works closely with local artisans.

Our handbags and footwear line is manufactured with plant-based alternatives to leather made from cactus and recycled materials made from PET recycled bottles, recycled polyester, wheat and corn biopolymers. We also use materials such as tagua (considered the vegetable ivory), bamboo, jute and wicker.

The fabrics we use in our clothing line are made from hemp, organic cotton, recycled cotton, eco dyes and recycled PET bottles.

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.


We have two different lines for our purses & footwear line


Manufacture with plant-based alternative to leather made from cactus. (Cotton and polyester backing).

Cruelty free, no toxic chemicals, Phthalates or PVC.


Manufacture with recycled PET bottles, recycled polyester, wheat and corn biopolymers.

Tagua Handles

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. 

Eco-Friendly Fabrics

We use fabrics made from organic cotton, recycled PET bottles, hemp, eco dyes and jute. 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. 
Our team is made up of  three artisans who are in charge of creating our handbags and footwear line, and a seamstress for the clothing line  Every piece is created with love in our Atelier in Bogota, Colombia.