OUR PARTNER: MAR Y SOL
In 2003, Laurel Brandstetter traveled to Madagascar to build on a community development effort, and in doing so met with dozens of artisan groups who had a vision of making their products available in the global marketplace. Since then, the Mar Y Sol team has built an accessories brand recognized for its unique designs, exquisite craftsmanship and creative use of sustainable materials. They maintain their commitment to this tradition by using organically tanned leathers and responsibly sourced raw materials. The sale of Mary Y Sol products enables families to gain economic independence, preserves traditional crafts and promotes environmental conservation.