About Us

 

MAYTA Collection is a boutique ethical fashion label inspired by a love of travel, culture, and indigenous art forms.  Founder and designer Maggie O’Reilly travels frequently and has connected with many artisans on her journeys.  Inspired by the colors, textures, and materials she encountered and the relationships developed with artisans as she explored marketplaces worldwide, Maggie launched MAYTA Collection in 2016 to share her unique designs with the world.

Our line of fashion accessories and home goods is unique, colorful, and high quality. Each piece is handcrafted in small batches using up-cycled, found textiles and raw materials. We work with artisans in Morocco and Peru to source fabrics that would otherwise have been discarded, then create pieces that will breathe new life into the materials. Each step of the creative process is done with care, from the very first sketch to source the materials, cutting and sewing the fabric, hand stamping the leather, and putting the finishing touches on each piece.

We believe in disrupting the fashion industry by designing items that are not mass produced. That’s why every item in our collection is one of a kind: we want to inspire our customers to express their personal style through each item they purchase.

MAYTA Collection is committed to ethical production, paying fair wages to the people who make our products, and investing in the communities we work in.  We are proud members of Chicago Fair Trade.

 

About our founder

Maggie O’Reilly is an entrepreneur, travel junkie, and mother of two.  A native of the South Side of Chicago who prefers sunny beaches over snowy cities, she has loved exploring new cultures, languages, and art forms since she was young. She works full-time as an international meeting planner, has a knack for networking and relationship-building, and was inspired by her travels to start MAYTA Collection. She’s thrilled you’re here and hopes you’ll find something that speaks to your soul, completes your outfit and makes you feel good.

Chicago Fair Trade Member