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Mar Y Sol

Mar Y Sol is the result of a collaboration between artists in New York and artisans in Madagascar. In 2003 Laurel Brandstetter met with artisan groups who wished to make their products available in the global marketplace. Together with designer Elizabeth Randlett the company have established a brand known for its’ unique designs, exquisite craftsmanship and creative use of sustainable materials. The continuing success of Mar Y Sol enables families to gain economic independence, preserves traditional crafts and promotes environmental conservation.

reflections from a continent

“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savor their songs.”- Nelson Mandela “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors”-African proverb “It is solved by walking”-Algerian Proverb “Travelling -it makes you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller.”-Ibn Battuta