Mamukko is a family business currently run by wife & husband, Nora and Attila Magyar.
Here we are:
The multiple award winner venture was established in Kinsale in 2011 by brothers Levente and Attila Magyar, 6th generation leather workers.
Based on the Magyar family’s leather craft skills & heritage Nora and Attila mix genuine leather with upcycled ocean race sails and decommissioned liferafts crafting sustainable bags and accessories.
Our workshop shop is based in Kinsale, Co. Cork welcoming visitors from all over the world.
“ We do it for the love, not for the likes. It’s our karma. Upcycling is a mission, not a competition. We chose sewing machines as a weapon for upcycling and hope we inspire others to do something creative that does no harm the Earth. Proudly carry on our family heritage and hope to pass on our skills and business to our son on day who will be 10 this year.“ –Attila Magyar, co-funder of Mamukko
Founders Levente and Attila with some of their sewing machines
Mamukko is all about upcycling, creativity & passion. Mamukko is uniqueness, originality & consciousness.
We use traditional leather craftsmanship & skills inherited from our parents Arpad ( Jack ) Magyar & Erzsebet Magyar ( Mamcika ) to upcycle & circulate our textiles creating an eco-eclectic & original style of our own.
“Working with upcycled materials is important to our ethos of sustainable and eco-conscious product development.”
We are honored for having received the following awards in Ireland:
Best Upscaled Fashion Product Retailer 2017
Excellence Award for Sustainable Fashion Accessories 2017
Irish Enterprise Awards 2017
Local Favorite Award 2016 – Culture Trip
Winner @ “Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards 2014”
in “Design Sustainability” Category
Highly Commended Award @ “Institute of Designers in Ireland Design Awards 2014”
in “Craft Design: Hand Made Product” Category
Shortlisted for “Branded Goods IP Awards” at “The Intellectual Property Awards 2014”
Finalist @ “Green Awards 2014″ in “The Waste to Business Resource Award Category”
“Highly Commended Award” @ “Showcase Best Product Awards 2014” in “Accessories Category”
“Silver Award” @ “Startup Awards 2013″ in “Green Startup of the Year” category
Our philosophy is simple.
To create authentic & original bags ( products ) from selected reclaimed sails, liferafts, leather & other textiles.
Each & every Mamukko bag is handcrafted by us in our workshop in Kinsale, Ireland. We love every single aspect of this nice circulatory road from sourcing the sails, liferafts & other fabrics to stitching the pieces together & taking the pictures while we listen to our records played on a Technics 1210 turntable.
A bit more about the uniqueness of our products.
Each one off & limited edition Mamukko has a unique serial number hand-stamped onto the bag or on a stitched in label.
Our stitched in labels are made from upcycled sailcloth & hold the serial number ( product sequence number ), the batch number & the fabrics used to make the bag.
Our business model & production style is not a traditional one. We design & make new products every single week. We keep templates of ( nearly ) all the products we make but as a result of the amount of new designs we create we stop making some of the “old” designs.
We are always “limited” to the fabrics we source. This is why we make limited edition small batch series & one off designs. We could repeat some of the designs ( depending on the quantity of certain sails or fabrics we have ) but we enjoy & prefer reinventing ourselves & constantly coming up with new innovative ideas & products.
We constantly update our shop with new products so please come back again once in a while if you are curious what
Mamukko will cut & stitch in the future.
The future is green! Thank you for reading our story,