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About Mariposa

We are delighted and grateful to have been be carrying the MARIPOSA line since 1999. Livia Cohen, owner, has been dazzling us with her unique and classic napkin boxes, platters, bowls and fabulous glasses for some time, always coming up with something new and fresh each season. Though many have tried, no one has been able to match the classic, elegant, and superb products that Mariposa has to offer.

A WORD FROM MARIPOSA

If you are not passionate about what you do, it will show. At Mariposa, we preserve eternal magic by honoring the handmade. For decades we've searched the world for superb design paired with craftsmanship, always guided by the ideal of combining unique styles to set a fascinating table.

Together with our Mexican partner, Arturo Moctezuma, we celebrate the passion of food and the splendor of making others feel at home. From the sleek brilliance of aluminum serveware to the grace of handblown glass, we give you the unforgettable.

When Livia asked Arturo how he decided who can be a good craftsman, he affectionately answered "Attitude. With a good attitude you can learn anything!" We invite you to join us in celebrating our artistry in context. Let the joys of the season begin.

Over 30 years ago, Livia Cowan began a personal quest in search of the handmade and the beautiful. What began as a youthful endeavor across borders has developed into Mariposa: a harbor for beautiful craftsmanship, an international passion project, and most of all, a family.

In collaboration with artisans worldwide, our own designers bring the best of foreign cultures back to the United States. Offerings range from high art to whimsy, in a variety of price points. Our vast assortment of gifts, elegant tableware and decorative accessories reflect our warm-hearted creativity, quality and commitment to inspired design!

We craft our designs from 100% recycled materials, thereby giving back to the planet for all it's given us. Everything we do is motivated by human values, ensuring that our artisans enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, and safe working conditions, all while attaining the high standards set here in the US. Whether you've just discovered our collections or have happily accompanied us on our three-decade-long journey, we're delighted to know you. Welcome to our family.

Metal

Our fine metal is handcrafted from 100% recycled aluminum; all products are food-safe and will not tarnish. Do not place in dishwasher or microwave. Avoid extended contact with water and acid-based foods; coat lightly with vegetable oil or spray to avoid staining. Cutting directly on the metal surface will scratch the finish. Handwash in warm water with mild soap and towel-dry immediately. Warm to 325˚ for hot foods. Freeze or chill for Summer entertaining. * Occasional use of a non-abrasive metal polish will revive luster. * *Not recommended for enamel pieces.

Wood + Slate

Slate and Wood are made from North American sustainable resources. Both are food-safe. Do not place in the dishwasher, microwave, or oven. Do not use cooking oils to moisturize Slate; periodically apply a thin coat of mineral oil to prevent drying. Do not use Slate products as cutting boards. Avoid extended contact with water or acid-based foods. Handwash Wood in warm water with mild soap and dry. Clean Slate with a damp sponge. Regular use of Slate may result in subtle scratches or color changes. This makes up the patina of Slate and is not considered a defect.

Marble

Marble products are food-safe. Do not place in the dishwasher or submerge in water. Do not place hot food directly on top of Marble. Clean promptly after use with acidic ingredients. Handwash with mild soap and water. Towel-dry with soft cloth. In order to prevent staining, before each use rub Marble generously with vegetable oil, allowing it to absorb fully. Variations in color and pattern reflect the unique attributes of natural Marble and show off the stone’s beauty.

Glass

Recycled glass is handcrafted from 100% recycled soda bottles. Bubble glass is handcrafted by Italian master glassworkers. Both are dishwasher safe. Do not freeze or microwave glass. Recycled glass: a mild detergent on a warm, gentle cycle. Italian glass: use the air dry setting. Extreme temperatures may cause cracking. Slight variations in color, bubbles, cooling marks (like the pontil on the bottom) are signature of the crafting process.

 

 


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