Our main mission is to improve the quality of living of our clients and their closest ecosystems. We know that creating awareness through education is key, therefore we help them to prevent accidents, injuries or illness by promoting and creating products and experiences related to a regenerative lifestyle.
Mashua Project focus in the following ecosystems: your skin, clothes, accesories and home/ office.
1. Achieve a Regenerative Culture through EDUCATION, AWARENESS and AWARENESS,
2. Develop a Regenerative Economy where the principles of Circular Economy, Biodesign and Biomimicry are applied,
3. Design and manufacture safe and healthy products, under a systemic and comprehensive approach with a positive impact on the safety, health and well-being of all the parties involved or stakeholders.
Our brand is inspired by the Mashua, Mashwa or Isaño Tropaeolum tuberosum, a Peruvian tuber native of the Andes, it is a very resistant plant to frost, as it does not require fertile soils, fertilizers, or pesticides; therefore, its cultivation is organic. The Incas used to consume rations of Mashua, days before starting a battle and stored this tuber in the Tambos (Inka storage structures).
Therefore, Mashua represents RESILIENCE, STRENGHT and NATURE.
On the other hand, the shape of our logo is inspired by the Shipibo art of Peru, as it is characterized by the use of geometric shapes (kené or kewé) found in anaconda, fish and plants. In order to see and make designs, it is necessary to consume the plants that manifest the power of the Anaconda, such as Piripiri and Ayahuasca. In kené aesthetics and medicine come together; the material and the immaterial; the feminine and the masculine.
Then, It’s INTERCONNECTION, RESPECT and AWARENESS of our own regenerative capacity.
Hi, I’m Maja,
My name is Ma. Antonieta Javier R. “Maja”, and I live in Barcelona, Spain since 2019. I have an extensive background in tourism, health, safety and environment and education sectors. About 6 years ago, I founded Mashua Project, because I decided to stop being a passive and unconscious consumer and opted for creating awareness of the existent dangers and hazards that we are continuously exposed to, because they are the main cause of different illnesses and accidents.
It has been a long journey, I survived to a terrible car accident and I am thyrod cancer survivor, both experiences had showed me what it’s relevant on this short life. So my main mission is to help other people to prevent accidents, injuries or illness by teaching them how to identify the main threads, risk and hazards that they can encounter in their homes, work and nearest ecosystems.
That’s where Mashua Project offers you a solution. Your closest ecosystems are your skin, your clothes and accesories are your second ecosystems and then your home/ office.
Mashua Project, is not a fashion brand is itself an ecosystem of where I think I found my place for doing what I am passionate to do and love: research, learn by doing and create awareness by delivering different projects related to a Regenerative Lifestyle and its best practices and solutions.
We believe in the capability of everyone for achieving a Regenerative Lifestyle by creating awareness through our regenerative solutions and projects.
In my eagerness to pay proper tribute to the great biodiversity of my country, most of my collections and research projects are inspired in one of my favorite fruits: Goldenberry or Physialis peruviana (Aguaymanto in Spanish).
It´s known that Goldenberries were one of the most preferred fruits by the Inka’s royalty.
Our fashion accesories and biomaterials we are developing reassemble its calix, because Goldenberry’s calix have an inedible husk of a texture like Chinese paper. This calix protects its spherical fruit from external factors that can affect it is small and pleasant taste.
Since our clothes are our second skin, we believe that they should provide us with PROTECTION, SHIELDING against EXTERNAL HAZARDS.
It’s important to promote and start working into collaborative environments in such a way that synergies are activated all over the world. Peruvian ancestors knew very well about it, they practiced AYNI (reciprocity or mutualism). Collaboration and co-working are key for developing sustainable and regenerative communities of our now days and future.
Through our experiences, workshops and micro interviews called ¨Capsulas Regenerativas” we aim to develop Regenerative Ecosystems at all levels.
Interviews: Capsulas Regenerativas
Regenerative Textiles and Materials
Any regenerative designed product starts with a selection of materials and innovative processes that enable us to deliver a sustainable design UX User Experience with a minimalistic, protective and multifunctional approach that provides a healthy and safe ecosystem. We continuosly research and look for developing new biomaterials and bioshades.
Capsulas Regenerativas (Micro-interviews)
Very Organized and Team Player
Maria is a very responsible and reliable person with a very positive and at the same time realistic way of approaching life.
She is extremely well organized and an easy team player. It was very nice working with Maria.
Professional and Very Supportive
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Maria. She held the right professional attitude and was very helpful and supportive,
which is necessary in the hospitality industry. Despite the fact that we worked in different departments, I always saw Maria
working together with others in the company and with guests in order to get tasks accomplished without difficulty. She was always dedicated to her work and seems to enjoy it to the fullest.
Organized and Space Oriented
Maria has a great criteria for the development of spaces and
knows how to communicate the benefits of spaces and products.
Roxana Castillo Mendoza
Very Professional, Organized and Understanding
Maria showed me hospitality at its finest while I stayed in Barranco, Lima, Peru. She is professional, patient, and understanding when I was trying to navigate my stay in a foreign country. Her advice on the city alone is worth the stay!
Very Organized and Flexible
Maria contributed diligently to the control and supervision of HSE System on board. She was able to organize and run tour operations on board in a very professional, agile and proactive way.
BLOG, RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS
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