In 2010 I began my label MARINGE in Amsterdam. With my diploma Fashion-designer in the pocket, I didn't know where to go or what to do. I missed value in fashion. Fashion is fast, really fast. Before you know it something new and beautiful is outdated and has become useless. I went on a search for lasting value. Something that lives longer than a season. When I accidentally walked in a leather workshop I fell…. I fell hopelessly in love. I decided to master this material and craft. I found the only education, exciting at that time, in Holland that taught the craft of making leather bags.
Despite the fact that a bag is a fashion-item as well, it has a longer lifespan and is of great value to its carrier. A bag is made of living material. From the moment a bag becomes yours it will only get prettier. Because of your touch it will be yours more and more. You make the bag what it is. Your bag lives the same live as you do.
MINGE * KVK 34386779 * BTW 187994080 * Bredeweg 22-1 * 1098BR * Amsterdam * Geen bezoekadres