Mari Cla Ro is a beautiful new store in Toronto on Roncesvalles.
from their site:
Mariclaro Canada is a small design collective based in Toronto whose aim is to create sustainable designs. We focus mainly, but not exclusively, on the production of bags. All Mariclaro bags are 99% recycled (the 1% is made up of thread and our logo; still not available recycled) and made in a sustainable way (more >>).
We think it is important to demonstrate that it is possible to create functional and aesthetically appealing goods from waste material. We value producing a high quality finished product, made locally by hand. Furthermore we try to create an alternative income and apply the knowledge of reusing material as a development project.We support fair trade, sweatshop free production, and pay fair wages. It is one step to environmentally conscious consumer culture.
For two reasons the idea to reuse material and make bags was born in Campeche Mexico. First, in this region the recycling culture is not well developed. Second, there are a lot of usable materials including a large variety of vinyl event posters all over the place. Mariclaro was created on a specific night in Campeche. We just put together the names of the three ladies at the table Marilyn, Claudia andRosie.