Mar y Sol: Handmade from Madagascar

Mar y Sol is a socially & environmentally responsible company that offers an eclectic mix of colorful handmade accessories and handbags from Madagascar & Kenya. The collection incorporates renewable natural materials to create original clutches, totes and shoulder bags. Laurel Brandsetter, creator of Mar y Sol, used her background in community development, urban planning and public health work to improve the quality of life in Malagasy and Kenyan communities through the sale of handmade accessories. Mar y Sol works closely with their artisan partners to allow families to gain economic independence while promoting artistic expression and environmental conservation.

Visit to check out the entire collection. Below is a video that shows more on how Mar y Sol has helped improve the Malagasy and Kenyan communities.

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