Think Twice About Beauty
True beauty is never only skin deep. It always reflects what’s on the inside.
Our bags are made in Italy ethically from sustainable materials.
True beauty is not frivolous, but confident about the value it creates.
Together, we build a future for Italian craftsmanship in a way that’s beneficial both to people and our planet.
True beauty is always on trend, it is timeless.
We make casual luxury that is wearable. You’ll use and love yours forever.
True beauty needs no status.
You are the status. What matters is the care that goes into the product and your experience with it.
Design for sustainability
Mati designs with a purpose. Her constant search for harmony means that she balances beauty with wearability and longevity.
Partnering with local artisans and suppliers means demanding transparency and encouraging innovation.
The use of eco-friendly materials allows Mati suppliers and producers to drastically reduce their carbon footprint. Mati supports their investment in innovative processes and the use of biodegradable, recycled or recyclable materials. We build the future of tradition in Italy together.
Mati products require a conscious use of resources, energy and chemicals. We are constantly in search of high quality alternatives and less impacting production processes in every component of the bags.
Mati Collective grows as we search for more ways to be sustainable. Our partners include material suppliers, textile producers, artisans. We build the future of Italian tradition.
About the designer
Maria José Germano was born in Salerno, Italy, her roots go back even further South, to Calabria and Honduras. Maria José was her grandmother’s name, which as a child the designer shortened to Mati but kept her gentle yet resolute spirit. After having graduated from the Institute of Marangoni in Milan, her first experience as a designer was at a fast fashion brand. She soon realised this wasn’t how she envisaged fashion and went in search of greater responsibility in the production process. A time working at a Berlin atelier followed, and upon her return in Italy she collaborated on a ‘Made in Italy’ leather goods label and in Milan worked with a designer tackling waste reduction.Mati started her own label because she wanted it to fully represent her principles. Harmony, purity, transparency and mindfulness. To fashion something that looks more like her and evolves with her.