MUMO was originally born out of a passion to help protect the Amazonian rainforest and other parts of the world where the land and its people are under threat because of economic and political pressures. When local sources of income dry up, it causes people to migrate to big cities where living conditions, wages and opportunities are substandard at best. Along with the flight of people from the lands, so too often follows artisan tradition and culture. MUMO helps to counter this by creating and developing supply chains that support, and give value back to the producers of organic, hand crafted and recycled textiles. With the past working experience of MUMO's founder, Kirstin Samuel, who worked with Brazilian fashion brands to build such supply chains, transferring the idea to MUMO was easy. MUMO has supplied fabric to; and worked with various designers such as Vivienne Westwood, John Rocha, Bora Aksu and Aimee McWilliams. MUMO works with eclectic textiles that have been sustainably produced to create truly modern soft furnishings for a unique living space. All the fabrics are ethically sourced and have unique attributes that add intrinsic value to the products made.
"…MUMO was originally born out of a passion to help protect the Amazonian rainforest and other parts of the world where the land and its people are under threat because of economic and political pressures…"
Recycled Hake and Salmon Leather
Handcrafted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the luxury exotic leather is made from hake fish skins recycled from the food industry. The tanning process uses a non-toxic, vegetal tanning agent with all wastewater recycled and the biodegradable residue composted. Normally chrome is used for this process, which is extremely harmful to the environment once disposed of. The result is a hand made ethically produced exotic leather of the highest quality.
Ecological Peace Silk
MUMO sources raw silk from Southeastern Brazil that is farmed on pesticide free land and harvested only after the silk worm has left the cocoon (peace silk). Hand spun, the yarn is woven into luxurious silks dyed with natural or non-toxic synthetic colorants. Traditional weaving techniques are used in the small, family run factory which helps provide an important skill base and income generation for the people who live in a local Favela in Parana, South-East Brazil.
Due to its growing popularity internationally, MUMO continues to push the creative envelope by working with their staple designers but also with up and coming new design talent who contribute to the collections each season.