meet solange + simon of mödernaked accessories
WHO ARE YOU? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
We are Solange and Simon, a couple of friends who have a background of working in fashion. Solange is the marketing, community and international sales manager of Mödernaked. Simon is the founder, designer and production manager of Mödernaked.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
Founded in 2012, Mödernaked hand makes lifestyle accessories for women, men and children.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED AS MAKER?
We started to observe the market and found an opportunity within the sustainable, handmade goods… of what is well constructed, durable and handcrafted.
WHAT MAKES YOUR PRODUCTS THE BEST?
Our products are not only made with the best cottons (sourced from Portugal and Spain), and salvaged leathers which are tanned with environmental friendly dyes, but they are also sustainable. The backpacks are sturdy, long lasting due to the usage of double stitching inside, plus the cotton canvas has a minimum of 600grams of weight. To make our caps, we use natural fibers such as jute or 100% cotton or leather.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE.
We work in close proximity of our workshop and know our providers whom have become friends over the years. Both our office and workshop is in the region of Matarranya, one of the most peaceful, cheerful, natural areas located in the eastern area of Aragón, bordering the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia and Valencia. Located in the Teruel Province, near the mountainous Iberian area.
TELL US ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOUR PRODUCTS?
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Solange is from Lisbon, Portugal; Simon is from the province of Teruel, but was raised in Saragossa, Spain.
WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?
New patterns, new sustainable materials and a new lifestlye/homewear line.
IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Solange: learn more about the mediterranean gastronomy;
Simon: learn more about carpentry
COFFEE OR TEA?
Coffee! (both of us)
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
Simon: morning person
Solange: night owl
WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?
Jazz, any type of world music; contemporary or old… depending on the mood; Mödernaked loves music! And to dance too!