Everyone knows that you stay balanced by always moving forward!
That's why Mabo has made sustainability its constant path forward. Every day, we focus on attention and action that meet our current needs – for us and our customers – without compromising the resources that will belong to our children and future generations.
2022: Mabo turns 70. And on this milestone date, a generational change is also happening.
The historic company, based in Bergamo, was founded by Giuseppe Edoardo Signorelli and then expanded internationally by his sons Adriano, Agostino and Luigi. Now the baton is being passed on to Paola, Edoardo and Valentina, who have already been with the company for several years. In the years of recovery after World War II, Giuseppe Edoardo worked hard to open his own factory, and now, with the same tenacity as their grandfather, the new generation is preparing to take up the challenge with great energy.
This year more than ever we can feel the symbolic power of an image: the luminous power of a golden object
that pierces through a dark backdrop to give new life to our gestures and our words (hands and mouths).
The Italian word for gold "oro" comes from the Latin àurum, which means "to burn and shine", from the Sanskrit hari = "ray of light" and the Greek chrvsòs = chrysalis. We want this image to express our hope to born again into beauty after this long and difficult period of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The image of Mabo 2020 is a pristine green forest, Earth's precious heritage, an image with which we want to mark the important sustainability goal we achieved this year.
We thought hard, we worked hard. This was our philosophy, our approach to the emergency. Now we are proud to announce the dawn of a new line of FASHION ACCESSORIES of top quality featuring superior finishes!
In the first half of the last century it was the standard for the production of clasps, rings, buckles and buttons of non-animal origin and it is still called "vegetable ivory". It is the fruit (nut) of the Phitelephas Macrocarpa palm (also called Tagua) that thrives in Ecuadorian microclimates.
We have signed Greenpeace's Detox commitment. We have adopted an Ethical Code, started the Reach supply chain project, and an EPR to analyze the potential economic value of waste. Now we have started a sustainability process to give cohesion and consistency to the projects already underway and to optimize future projects in a way that we can share with and communicate easily to customers.
Every product in Mabo collections' online and print catalogues will be marked with 5 icons that represent different aspects of sustainability.
The goal is to make it quick and easy for our customers and consumers to understand the sustainable advantages of Mabo accessories.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
From the buttons that Grandma Maria first sewed one by one on sample cards in 1952, to our latest web catalogues, new technologies, and our code of ethics...we've definitely come a long way. It has been quite a journey, full of hard work and satisfaction, and always sustainable and growing. We understand that to improve you need to keep on pedaling, crossing new landscapes, trying out new possibilities, seeking out new partnerships. So, we will we keep on striving for the ideals we have had from the start: a sustainable, dynamic balance between technology, the environment, creativity, people, and a job well done.
And the show goes on!
Cultivating wonder is the magic that opens our minds and hearts to creativity, life, and happiness.
This is why we chose to don and gift you some quite magical glasses. This is our best wish for you to rediscover the everyday wonder of details.
Being aware of the dangers of Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds / PFCs and in line with our Detox commitment, we declare that PFCs are not used in MABO SPA processes and that there is no use of resins or other chemical formulations containing PFC from a survey conducted with suppliers.
Mabo’s state-of-the-art technical designs make it a perfect partner for the leather goods industry. Mabo’s collection includes an extensive range of premium-quality accessories (clasps, loops, studs, buckles, and much more) made of the finest galvanized metal to customize and heighten the beauty of bags and shoes.
MABO is a “Progetto QUID” brand partner which its main purpose is to recycle high quality garments and fashion accessories made in Italy delivering opportunities to women who had a heavy past in their lives giving them a chance for their creativity meeting the market needs.
So good you can eat them!
This year MABO trims want to represent a traditional italian dish "tagliatelle alla mediterranea": an attractive, healthy, Made in Italy main course and also good looking.
Mandala is the image which represent MABO this year. Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol which represents the universe. In common use, Mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, a geometric pattern that represents cosmic and psychic order.