To achieve the best combination between design and natural materiel.
Improves with age
We use natural, full grain cow leather from Bangladesh in our bags and small leather goods. We chose full grain leather for its strength and durability in comparison to other hide leathers.
Since full grain leather is the most natural layer of a cow's hide, it comes with natural scratches and marks resulting from innate animal activities such as rubbing against fences and insect bites. However, unlike popular belief, such scratches and mark do not impact the durability of leather in any form.
At Motherhouse, we believe that these imperfections contribute to our product's rich and unique story.
The "golden thread"
Known as the "golden thread", JUTE is a specialty hemp of Bangladesh that is widely used in the manufacturing of coffee bean bags due to its durability and breathability. It is an environmentally-friendly material that absorbs 5 to 6 times more carbon dioxide than cotton during its growth.
We spent years of trial & error to perfect a recipe for the highest quality Jute fabric -suitable for the production of bags.
Despite the long process, being able to offer you bags with a rustic, gentle touch made from the natural texture of Jute makes everything worth it.
HANDCUT ALL NATURAL GEMSTONEs
Our gemstones are sourced directly from Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Myanmar. Sri Lanka, known as "the country that glitters", is abundant with sapphires and a myriad of other gemstones. There, we work with local craftsmen to mine, cut and craft our pieces.
We also source our 10K and 18K gold directly from Indonesia. All of our gold jewelry are handcrafted by local Indonesia craftsmen with a traditional technique called Filigree.
SILK & CASHMERE
Our scarves and stoles are handwoven in Nepal, made from a variety of Nepalese-derived materials including silk, wool, cashmere, linen and cotton.
To achieve the perfect hue, we incorporated natural Nepalese plant dyes in our manufacturing process.