THE WORLD OF MAURICE

Welcome to the wonderful world of MAURICE

Environmentally planet-friendly, french and chic accessories that bring joy and unique style to every cats and dogs in the world!

iggy le monde maurice

MAURICE, a beautiful story that began in 2020 with Iggy, our French bulldog. Maurice was also the grandfather of the brand’s founder.

At the very beginning, we dreamed of a more eco-friendly brand for dogs and cats, of chic, high-quality French accessories that can be worn like little jewels everyday, and of a world inspired by the earth and the wild, where each of our creations tells a story.

An idea…ideas are born, and we imagine luxury accessories, 100% French, designed and handcrafted locally in small quantities by leather craftsmen with traditional skills and excellence. Our style is minimalist and timeless, and our creations, with an urban elegance, are comfortable and durable.

Responsible, we favor short circuits and 90% of our sourcing comes from France and Western Europe. We select high-quality leathers, all recycled from the food industry waste. We attach great importance to details and small collections, and we like to choose beautiful upcycled leathers with which we can create one-of-a-kind pieces. Our golden brass buckles come from one of France’s oldest foundries.

Thereare no toxic chemicals in contact with the coat of your cats and dogs.

Each product bears the scientific name of an animal whose situation in the world is of great concern.

Our love for animals is the very essence of MAURICE

Founded in a small workshop nestled in the heart of the town of Le Mans in the Sarthe region of France, the MAURICE brand was born in July 2022.

MAURICE is first and foremost an expression of unconditional love for animals and nature, but also the desire to take a stand against the disappearance of many endangered species, abandonment and animal mistreatment. We draw our daily inspiration from everything that surrounds us. Animals and their environment, nature, art, fashion, travel, gastronomy and the beautiful encounters we make along the way are precious and inexhaustible sources of inspiration.

It was quite naturally towards dogs and cats that the brand founder and artistic director, Sara Maingard, chose to actively focus when the desire to launch her own brand was born. The idea behind MAURICE is to develop and manufacture timeless, chic and long-lasting products, made in France, based on hig-end and noble materials, sourced in France and Western Europe, without risk for the animal and with no harmful chemical substances used. Accompanied by her French Bulldog Iggy, Sara conceived and developed the first pieces, dog collars in 100% vegetable-tanned leather.

Our leitmotiv

To develop and manufacture high-quality leather accessories for all dogs and cats entirely locally, to offer unique collections with a minimalist, urban and chic design while paying particular attention to materials and details, to give priority to short distribution channels and French manufacturing, to produce in small quantities, to be a benevolent player and a daily source of pleasure for our customers thanks to high-quality products, and to commit to the fight for animal welfare and preservation of endangered species.

Urban brand with a distinctive minimalist spirit & a unique touch of elegance

For its very first collection launched in summer 2022, the brand naturally chose to design and manufacture its articles in vegetable-tanned leather with a minimalist, yet chic style. A few months later, the brand launched pieces with a more extravagant look, made from distinctive premium leather with more assertive colors and prints but which still remain timeless creations.

We truly believe that timeless creations helps towards minimizing unecessary consumption.

Made in France using traditional artisan know-how

 

All MAURICE products boast a minimalist design and are enhanced by a meticulous selection of noble materials and exceptional manufacturing techniques.

Handcrafted by local artisans with unique know-how, all our pieces reflect our taste for quality and are authentic, essential, functional, comfortable, contemporary and made in France in small quantities. The quality of the materials selected and the precision of the gesture of our leatherworkers make each of our creations a unique and authentic accessory.

Quality, respect, responsibility & benevolence

 

We try every day to be a benevolent and authentic actor and we make sure your dog and cat get nothing but the best quality possible. Our pet accessories unite durability, comfort and security.

We select our leathers, fabrics and buckles with the utmost care, making sure that no material is harmful to animals.

Our larger buckles are made in France, whereas our smaller pieces are manufactured in Italy and Belgium. Our leather mainly comes from 2 tanneries located in Spain, whose skins are either from France or Western Europe. We use eco-responsible leather that is upcycled and derived from recycled food waste. We place priority on vegetable-tanned leather and organic cotton. We favor short distribution channels and are proud to say that 90% of our raw materials come from Europe. We do not use exotic leathers nor leathers from breeding farms.

An international influence

MAURICE embodies a unique blend of French, Dutch and American cultures… 3 countries that are very dear to the founder, who spent several years far from her native land.  Every day, we draw inspiration from the world around us: animals as well as travel, nature, art, fashion, gastronomy, friends and family.

The brand’s short-term goal is to make the fight for animal welfare and endangered species an integral part of its strategy. Just like the PANTHERA TIGRIS company, which owns the MAURICE brand, each product bears the scientific name of an endangered species. It is our duty to raise awareness about this issue and remind people that every day is one day less for thousands of species.

Behind MAURICE

MAURICE

 

Maurice is also the first name of the brand founder’s grandfather. Maurice was a farmer in the department of Mayenne, in a small village between town and country called Courbeveille.

As a common-sense believer, he ran his farm with great pride and a deep passion for his job. His life was his family, his dogs, the land and the animals.

Iggy & Pilgrim

 

On the left is Iggy, a purebred French bulldog, outstanding right hand man and ultra-artistic director.

And on the right is Pilgrim, a beautiful mixture of Ragdoll and Sacred Cat of Burma. The team’s shadow and faithful assistant.

Mauritius Island

 

This is Mauritius, an island that is very dear to the family’s ancestors.

Scarlett

 

Here, we have Scarlett: princess, catinfluencer and unique catmodel.

The brand's founder

 

And please meet Sara, my dogmom and the founder of the MAURICE brand. Together, with Pilgrim and Scarlett, we are an inseparable team.

Every day, through our brand, we try to keep MAURICE’s common sense at the heart of everything we do.

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