Meet Mafalda Costa

Hi all,

Life is full of awesome encounters – one of them is when we met Mafalda Costa, a dynamic and vibrant young lady who captivated us in her effortless chic style. She owns the lovely boutique MStore, curating gorgeous accessories and clothing from conscious and responsible brands. She is sharing a bit of herself in this exclusive summer interview with us.

TN: Mafalda, thanks for taking the time! Could you tell us more about your dream holidays?

MC: The perfect vacation for me would be a month of island hopping in Greece with my best friends. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bar foot and wearing a bikini most of the time. And of course, let’s not forget the fun nights with some nice cocktails.

Credit: TN

TN: Any tip for a great restaurant in Berlin?

MC: One of my favourite restaurants in Berlin is Mariona in Kreuzberg. It is a Spanish gourmet tapas restaurant. It’s really cozy, everything is delicious there. They also have a great wine selection. Otherwise, one of my favourite Sunday plans is to go for a Brunch. Just seating with friends and having a long and relaxing time for meal. Mimosas are sometimes included 😉

TN: Can you share a secret spot you like to hang out in the city?

MC: My home. Just kidding. Berlin is a very big city, so sometimes i just like to get a little bit lost in the areas that I don’t know that well yet. Otherwise, I love to sit bear the canal and have a Feierabend drink there. Its not that secret-ish though 😉

TN: Summer is not over yet and some of us will go on a break soon. What are your summer essentials?

MC: That’s easy! I will have in my suitcase the Marina Clutch from The Noces, one piece Swimsuit from Clo, sunglasses, lots of sunscreen, the Satin Slip Dress from my collection that you can wear day and night.

Find more ethical and conscious brands at MStore boutique (including our raffia bags!): Simon-Dach-Str. 1 10245 Berlin, Germany.

Happy summer!
x TN

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Raffia Straw Season

Hi all,

We are so excited that summer has just arrived! That only means straw and raffia season, sun, holidays and so much fun! What surprises did we prepare for you during these past few months?

A collaboration with our favorite wedding dresses brand – Celia Grace
This is an awesome brand that shares our sustainability values and principles: eco-friendly, with a strong sense of purpose and of course gorgeous dresses! We will have a special photo shoot with Celia Grace wedding dresses and our raffia handbags this summer – a perfect inspiration for boho and conscious brides-to-be! Follow us on social media not to miss anything when it is out!

An exclusive pop-up shop at The Hoxton Shoreditch in London, UK
Save the Date! Meet us on July 10, 6pm – 10pm for an evening summer shopping at 81 Great Eastern St at our favorite hotel in town. Come and try our raffia handbags, learn more about our brand story and have a good laugh with us! It will be curated by the team at I Love Designer – led by the lovely Sarah.

-A limited edition of raffia bags exclusively on our eshop!
Discover our Aya raffia handbag for a classy summer with its nude and black stripes and leather handles. It is in a very limited edition – shop now before it is too late! And the shout-out of the month goes to Shop Preservation, one of our stockists based in Des Moines, Iowa, US. Nicole Lorenson and her team will welcome you and help you find vintage and modern treasures to match with our raffia bags (including our Fiona raffia bucket bag – pictured it and credit goes to Shop Preservation).

Happy summer!
x TN

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Who made my Clothes

Hi there,

April marks the launch of a powerful campaign around ethical fashion – Who made my clothes.

You may have heard about it – or even participated in the campaign. This is about a commitment in a fairer and more transparent supply chain in the fashion industry and get engaged to make things change. We firmly believe that one should have the right to know how and where clothes and accessories were made. It is not enough anymore to wear something that is desirable and covetable. It should be traceable and made with love, aligned with environmental, social and economic standards.

We are so proud to support the campaign and give a glimpse at our people and local production. Get behind the scenes to know our business practices by following us on Instagram. From 23 to 27 April 2018, we will be sharing the portrait of our artisans, telling more about our signature materials and listening to your feedback! Check as well our revised policy on data protection in compliance with the GDPR Legislation in Europe and our policy on corporate social responsibility to be aware of our continuous ethical, social and environmental commitment.

Together we can make a difference. You too can join the movement for a more responsible fashion consumption!

With love,
TN

 

 

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M.A.R.C.H

Hi there,

What’s new this month?

M like Marina
Discover our Marina raffia clutch with its vegetable tanned zebu leather straps. Made with the finest raffia palm leaves from Madagascar, it is entirely handwoven by our female Malagasy artisans.

A like Artist
We collaborated with the California-based artist and photographer Iren Sophia to redefine the world of our Irina handbag. Discover this round shaped raffia handbag, perfect for a typical Californian arty lifestyle.

R like Revisited
Meet our Lola raffia handbag – made with 100% raffia and cotton lining, now available with blue braided straps – shot by the photographer David Loreta. This is a circle bag you would be proud to bring along for your holidays and carry your vacay essentials.

C like Classic
Our design aims to be timeless – sometimes minimalist with a slightly touch of bohemian style like our Laura handbag. Our goal is to have you wear our handbags, clutches and basket bags for a very long time.

H like Hope
5% of our annual profits are redistributed to charities in Madagascar, focusing on social programs that fight against extreme poverty. Miaro Madagascar is among the nonprofits we are very proud to support.

With love,

x TN

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