Manjerica is a bold and contemporary brand focused on colors, contrast and its combinations. It express our nostalgic emotion with the experience of Nature and its reinterpretation in the modern life.
The Azores are the great inspiration of this story that we wish to tell. The comfort and lightness, provided by these memories, become the compass that guides us to a full expression in this current world.
It is inspired by modernity, but has its essence in the past. It lives as an extension of the sea, the trees, the rocks, the sky, the clouds and the birds ... elements that merge into a perfect harmony of contrasts.
Teresa Bettencourt was born in a small island in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean. A magical place, surrounded by the strong blue sea, the freckled green, a deep sky and volcanic lands that, inevitably, left a mark.
Her childhood was spent between the countryside and the seaside, everything close and intense. All the wild and mysterious abundance of these islands is reflected on the way she expresses her art.
At the tip of her pencil, creativity is amplified. Nature is the beginning, Teresa is the means, and Manjerica is the end. Thus were born these special and artistic objects, which carry all her sensations and memories.
" I still remember the feeling of climbing the old mandarin tree up to its highest branch. A moment of deep respect, admiration and, especially, a full extension and integration with this other being. "
We believe that tradition and craft create something special, able to elevate any product into an unique piece of art.
Sr. Fernando and his family craft leather bags for over 40 years, and dedicate their expertise to these objects. Their knowledge and manual skill, passed down from generation to generation, provide the distinct personality of our Manjericas.
And so the Manjericas come to life, with all the tenderness and devotion, always believing that all pieces carry a special memory.
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