Materia Madura's Story
Materia Madura is a woman-led sustainable materials and design company.
Durable, non-toxic, and locally sourced, our waste-based material can be applied to multiple design applications resulting in sustainable and sophisticated products. While individual consumers can obtain Materia Madura products through our online store, we also provide wholesale and custom designs for businesses. Offering an alternative to agricultural waste, food waste, and recycling, by buying Materia Madura products, businesses and individuals can obtain everyday products that are sustainable while contributing to the reduction of local food waste and Puerto Rico's economy.
Plantain and coffee, cultural staple foods of Puerto Rico, are produced and consumed in abundance therefore their organic waste is also abundant. Analyzing food waste as a critical societal issue and a local resource, a new material was invented from waste matter to open innovative possibilities for design applications. Taking advantage of this local waste and transforming it through a design approach, Materia Madura aims to highlight how many everyday objects are designed with toxic, unsustainable materials when they can be produced with locally sourced, non-toxic, and sustainable materials.
Materia Madura's Founder