Eduardo Barbé, CEO of La Mansa
“Everything arose more than 15 years ago when visiting a livestock fair in Palermo (Argentina). Suddenly, a rawhide artisan with colorful belts crossed my path. I liked them and decided to buy one, which I still keep today. When I returned to Seville, no one knew about the now called “Argentine belts”, so I decided to go back to Argentina to buy more belts and start a business as a personal hobby. That first trip gave birth to a hundred trips around the world, in which each place offers me thousands of ideas, I discover new cultures and meet endearing people. Suppliers of ideas, of raw materials, partners in adventures, becoming friends today. I consider them a fundamental piece of this project, without them it would be impossible. They open their homes and their hearts to me, they tell me their problems and I help them in my possibilities”.
La Mansa redefines the concept of craftsmanship by placing it at the base of its manufacture. All our products are special pieces made by hand by artisans from small communities in more than 10 countries around the world that are part of our family. In addition, we have our own factory in Ubrique, in the land of the best handmade leather in Spain.
The production process is characterized by the use of natural fibers and organic textiles through traditional techniques rooted in the culture of each community. In this way, the craftsmanship provides a special touch to each piece that results in an exclusive product with great human value .
CONSUMPTION AND SUSTAINABLE FASHION
Our collections are of small quantities, highlighting the human value of each product, promoting 'less is more' and respecting the environment through the use of recycled and organic materials. With the sale of our products, we promote the development of small towns and improve their quality of life.
Being handmade products based on the creativity of all the designers (artisans and owners of LM) we guarantee that they are unique models that at the same time adapt to new trends.
We carry out the work putting enthusiasm and expert hands. Each piece of La Mansa is unique, like a fingerprint. The work of the artisans with whom we work and their commitment to work only with us constitutes the basic pillar of all our collections.
La Mansa products denote an adventurous and daring spirit, which as a whole form different ways of seeing the world, which are connected by a line like the Andes mountain range that runs through Latin America, where some of our ideas come from as well as than our roots.
La Mansa is a family business with international ties that has managed to bring a vision to the company that has no borders and that goes further. From Eduardo's beginnings to the adventures of his daughters, the desire to get out of the comfort zone and live experiences away from home has been fostered in the family. Getting to know other people and different cultures opens the mind and soul, creating a sustainable business model from a hobby.
Mixing gives you more. Not only in fashion. The mix of cultures and diversity make the planet a better, richer and more attractive place. Mixing is knowing. At La Mansa we believe that this can be applied to all aspects of life. Therein lies our inspiration.