We’re absolutely loving the latest products in our online and retail store – and so too, are our customers – these products are flying out the door! Mar Y Sol is a socially responsible accessories brand that collaborates with artists in New York and artisans in Madagascar. Mar Y Sol design and create authentic accessories made by hand using natural materials sourced sustainably from Madagascar’s precious forests. The sale of these products enable families to gain economic independence and promotes environmental conservation.
Laurel Brandstetter launched Mar Y Sol, formerly Mad Imports, in 2003 as an outgrowth of a Madagascar-based community development project. While cultivating relationships with artisans in Madagascar she partnered with fashion designers and other creators in New York City to develop an inspired collection that celebrates Madagascar’s unique raw materials and incomparable craftsmanship. This cross cultural design process resulted in a brand that is recognised for its vibrant sensibility and imaginative use of materials, colour and texture. Mar Y Sol’s products have since been featured in dozens of fashion magazines and are available in boutiques, specialty retailers and department stores around the globe. Now you can by them in Australia via MISS MOSS online and in our retail store located in sunny Milton, New South Wales.