About Momad


Maurice and Barbara of MoMad at one of their events

Here at Momad we quite literally capture the African sunshine in our handmade baskets and bags which are made from natural, sustainable materials grown amidst the sun-drenched tropical beauty of Madagascar.

We are a husband and wife team, Maurice (Mo) and Barbara, based near the Helford River in South West Cornwall. Our business started in July 2010 offering fair trade reed and raffia products through local craft markets, festivals and community events around Cornwall and beyond. By December of that year Mo had introduced his range of handcrafted leather belts, drawing on previous experience as a leather craftsman during the 1970s. The popularity of good quality leather inspired Mo to rediscover the pleasure he experiences when creating bags and his first designs were launched in the spring of this year.

The things we value in business are enjoying our work, giving other people pleasure and being fair to our customers, our suppliers and the environment. We have a no quibble policy on changing or refunding goods and guarantee our belts for at least two years.

Sustainability is important to us and we try whenever we can to source natural, renewable, non polluting products. Our leathers are predominantly pure vegetable tanned, we generate our own electricity and use recycled or biodegradable packaging.

This website is a new development for us, and we will do everything we can to make online shopping a pleasant personal experience.