Background

Hello, welcome to MADRE! I am Manuel Dreesmann and run a small atelier in the center of Barcelona for leather goods. Since 2015 I have been working on this brand and on the production process to create products, which are modern and minimalistic but also last you a lifetime.

After three years of learning, testing and building prototypes, I decided to take the brand alive and opened my online presence in 2018. The collection is a mixture of traditional handcrafting and modern cuts.

All goods are handcrafted here in Barcelona, with premium materials mostly sourced from local suppliers, which produce for the most known luxury brands worldwide.

Before I started this brand i have been studying and working in the area of design and marketing. So I am passionate about creating this brand in all of its facets and combine the two fields I come from.

Printed by Sun

The signature of our products is the sun pattern. We developed a world unique process to burn patterns on leather. Our leather products are tanned with patterns under the sun right here in Barcelona. The sun is tanning only the areas, where we don’t apply a cover. The covered areas will keep the nude colour. Each item is only produced in a limited edition with the specified print. As the leather is exposed to the sun, the leather will darken and receive its unique patina. If you don’t use the product, its best stored in a dark place.