Skinning a couch
Fun at Mariclaro today included skinning a live couch. Salvaging the grey leather off this beast sure was fun!
custom!! limited edition car bags
If you haven’t checked our Etsy store recently, take a look at our limited edition section - you’ll notice we have something new going on. You can now order a custom limited edition bag made from one of the cars pictured! We have two Cadillacs, a Mercedes, a Nissan (pictured below), a Jeep, Ford, Lincoln, Volvo and Buick. All of these cars have rare high-quality and embroidered...
Valentine's Day Sales!
Looking for last-minute valentine’s day gifts? We’ve got some help. All Sartoria products are 25% off! Artech beer glasses, handblown from recycled beer bottles, are 10% off. And Mariclaro products, get one 50% off! Along with all our great bags, we have recycled jewelry, wallets and other neat things. These deals will last until Monday, February the 14th. Happy...
Mariclaro Winter Hours
Mariclaro Workshop Sustainable Designs at 457 Roncesvalles now has streetcar service and new hours, not to mention awesome high quality local eco-fashion as per usual. We are open Monday to Saturday 12-7, and Sunday 12-4. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2011! -M
~*MARICLARO BOXING DAY SALE*~
HEY gang! the shop’s got the boxing day bug! everyone does here! 15-50% off all stock! come in and score on some sweet finds from all your favourite local designers! sale runs until january 1! see you soon! ~M
BOXING DAY SALE at Mariclaro
Come by and find some amazing specials like: Mariclaro Laptop Bag for 49$ CBE Hoodie for 114$ See you soon!
New Winter Arrivals!
If you’re still looking to do your holiday shopping, come over and check out some of the new arrivals at our store! First we have a few handmade leather bags by Dan Fitzgerald, who makes these from his own patterns, each with unique details, clasps and embellishments. They look great and are sure to last their owner a long time. Annie Clifford has brought in some armwarmers and warm...
We’ve been making lots of awesome mini-freyas lately. But now it’s time for some full-size purses. Patricia just finished a run of large Freyas in a whole bunch of different designs and colors. A few of these have been uploaded to Etsy already, so do check them out. Also check out our new batch of upholstery materials! Can’t wait to turn these into some awesome bags.
Another September Update
Hey! First things first, we have just released a whole new size of Three Speed. These bags are wider than our classic ones, almost a square shape. We’ve done some up with seat belts, bright colors and upholstery. Each one has handy inside compartments for organizing your stuff. A few of these bags will be staying in the store, but the rest will be sent off to Amsterdam. This is the...
Hi! This is a Mariclaro Update!
It’s fall already holy cow. There’s still a lot of construction on Roncey, but it will be over soon. They have laid out the tracks at least. Free Parking where you can find it on the street, and pay parking behind the Howard Park school after 6pm daily, and all weekends and holidays. SPECIAL: Septmeber 4-11 we are offering 10% off any regular priced item in the store when you bring...
Roncesvalles under construction + fun
New bags on Etsy!
Uploaded tons of new bags to our etsy store today! Lots of different styles: freyas, laptop bags, three speeds and artemis purses. Includes regular runs, special editions and limited car editions.
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#RECYCLING - Thanks Modrobs for the plug in NOW... →
# RECYCLING PROJECT - Bring your old bike tubes...
We will be at the Bike Film Festival collecting old bike tubes. The drop off will be on Tuesday to the Mascot and Friday until Sunday to the Royal.
NEW DESIGN - #recycled BACKBAG by Mariclaro
Shawn is working on a new Design for a Backbag …… its awesome!
Patricia's next bag run - #recycled purses
here is the material pile for the new run of Freya purses …. they will be made from nice black car seat leather …… come and stop by ……
Mercedes-Benz SL - red leather
What shall we do with this awesome material? Any Suggestions? Its so much fun to #recycle!
Mini-Freyas in Progress!
Patricia is working on some mini-freyas today! The mini-freya is, as you might have guessed, a smaller version of our Freya purse. These bags are really neat. They have a more feminine shape and include a lot of different materials. Here’s a bunch of them prepared and ready for assembly: Each bag has a coordinated front and back panel. There’s a handy zipper pocket on the back! I...
Going to Ottawa!
We’ll be at the Ecosphere Environmental Fair this weekend! The event is in collaboration with the Rideau Canal Festival, and runs at Confederation Park from July 31st to August 2nd. Our booth number is S-5. Hope to see you there! We’ll have bags, laptop sleeves, wallets and other neat stuff. (I mean, I hope we will. Sven is running around and packing like a madman.)
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Last weekend we hosted our first collaborative design event, the RE:CYCLE workshop. We had a great variety of people participating, and everybody had amazing ideas and concepts to share. We started with nothing but pencils, blank papers and quick introductions - and after a few hours we had two exciting bag concepts. We’re working on the prototypes right now, using the sketches and notes...
RE:CYCLE design workshop/party
On Saturday, July 11th, we’re hosting an exciting design workshop. This is the first event of it’s kind that we’ve ever attempted, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the results. Workshop participants will work in groups to collaborate on a design for the perfect bike courier bag. They will be able to influence the form, function and features of the bag, as well as...
New Store Signage
Hi guys, welcome to our new blog. Just wanted to kick things off by showing you some new signage we’ve made for the store. This should make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, and learn a little about the other artists whose work we sell. Here are some price labels to help organize our bags: And here’s an example of the descriptions we’ve got written up...