MARS+ZORBA WAS FOUNDED BY CONSUELO LOUGH IN 2013.
MARS+ZORBA products are thoughtfully designed for those of us who appreciate slow fashion.
Designed to pump up every day outfits, MARS+ZORBA handbags are versatile and can be effortlessly paired with your laid back jeans or favourite smart suit, whichever mood you are up to, all year around.
All of our products are handmade by local artisans in Buenos Aires, using the finest Argentinian hides.
Coming from the faraway land of Patagonia, the country of Polo, Malbec and Tango, with greatly contrasting scenery and climates, Argentina holds a vibrant soul with a strong European influence that centuries ago blended with the Gaucho.
Argentina’s Gauchos have been taking care of free range happy cows since then, giving the country one of the best leathers in the world, while developing highly skilled leather craftsmanship.
We mostly choose vegetable tanned leather because it gets even better and suppler to the touch over time, developing a beautiful rich patina.
What’s best, its process relies on organic tannins coming from trees and plants, making it environmentally friendly. And it’s due to this natural method that vegetable tanned leather has such an irresistible scent and warm earthy tones. MARS+ZORBA bags feel good, smell good, look good. We love making them.
This passion for leather, combined with Buenos Aires’s distinctive personality, inspires all our collections, thoughtfully designed for those of us who appreciate slow fashion.
MARS+ZORBA OFRECE ACCESORIOS EN CUERO DE ALTA CALIDAD, CONFECCIONADOS UNICAMENTE POR ARTESANOS ARGENTINOS CON ATENCIÓN ESPECIAL EN TEXTURAS Y COLORES. CONSUELO LOUGH FUNDA MARS+ZORBA EN BUENOS AIRES, A MEDIADOS DE 2013.
Diseñamos piezas versátiles y de cómodo uso, buscando el detalle en confección y color para que nuestros clientes disfruten de sus accesorios llevando un look casual o más formal.
Con un estilo contemporáneo, nuestros productos son confeccionados a mano por artesanos argentinos con quienes desarrollamos relaciones de largo plazo.
Además, elegimos trabajar con curtiembres que obtienen las pieles de la industria alimenticia y que trabajan bajo las regulaciones pertinentes de cuidado de medio ambiente y responsabilidad social.
La mayoría de nuestras colecciones están confeccionadas con cuero de curtido vegetal. Éste tipo de curtido utiliza extractos naturales logrando los colores terrosos que lo hace tan característico. Es un cuero de suavidad irresistible y particularmente resistente, volviéndose mas atractivo con el paso del tiempo.
Consuelo has been curating her aesthetic eye since her early years, being in permanent contact with the arts and crafts. Focusing on art studies, she participated on various workshops until she met the great master teacher Ricardo Garabito, with whom she studied for several years.
At the same time, she was also working as a model for the top Argentinian brands and international labels with South American Models and Pink Models Management which gave her an invaluable experience in the fashion field, as an insider. Fashion started as a hobby and became Consuelo's full-time job.
After stepping down from the catwalks, she kept exploring art in other various aspects. She worked in a well-known Argentinian art gallery that made her discover a new perspective of art, other than from the eyes of a painter. She also dabbled into fashion photography and became a Personal Shopper & Image Consultant.
All of this experience combined made it natural for Consuelo to create MARS+ZORBA, a brand that combines art with fashion in its various forms and expressions making it one of a kind, taking care of the whole creative direction and production.
Consuelo currently lives and studies in Singapore.