Res Ipsa opened its own atelier (French "workshop") in Marrakech, Morocco in October 2019. We decided early on that we needed to build our own factory so that we could create the full vision for the brand. Controlling our means of production from start-to-finish means that we can create products responsibly and sustainably, making only what we need and eliminating waste. You can read more about our atelier’s low-impact, up-cycling practices here.
One of our core beliefs is that we believe makers of well-made products deserve to make a fair profit & living wage. We employ experienced local artisans to help make our vision a reality. We invite you to visit our atelier and showroom if you go to Marrakech. Given the international travel hiatus, the next best thing is to tour our atelier and introduce you to our production team.
Res Ipsa Atelier & Design Team in Marrakech, Morocco:
(left to right) Abde Jalil — Bag Specialist;
Mohammed — Shoemaker; Abdelali - Tailor
Mohammed is making our popular babouche slippers
Abdelali holding the reversible madras bomber jacket we designed.
Abde Jalil is making a handbag constructed from repurposed coffee bags.