MOSA ROSE was founded in 2018 by Maureen Stebbins and her daughter Sage. The two shared a dream of creating a company together and their talents naturally align. Maureen’s background as an artist and owner of a successful interior design business complement Sage’s degree and experience in marketing. Shortly after inception, they teamed up with Mary Sease who brings ownership and managerial experience in the retail marketplace, along with Susan Carrabes whose background includes marketing for fashion and lifestyle magazines. Together we collaborate to create a brand of uniquely designed handbags and accessories featuring natural colors and textures from the highest quality materials while evoking each individual’s style.

In addition to an entrepreneurial spirit, we share a commitment to working women, small acts of goodwill each day, and creating a beautiful brand that will endure for years to come.

Our Name

The bonds of family and friendship are evident in the origin of our name. MOSA combines mother and daughter names, Maureen and Sage, and also includes Mary and Susan’s initials. ROSE is a heartfelt dedication to Maureen’s mom, Rosemary, whose creative and spirited influence inspired this venture after she passed away in 2017.

Our Name

The bonds of family and friendship are evident in the origin of our name. MOSA combines mother and daughter names, Maureen and Sage, and also includes Mary and Susan’s initials. ROSE is a heartfelt dedication to Maureen’s mom, Rosemary, whose creative and spirited influence inspired this venture after she passed away in 2017.

For our logo, we have designed the “A” as a meaningful reflection of our mission to appreciate the people and world around us. It is a reminder to look out beyond ourselves, to spread love, and proactively care for others. We have all made charitable efforts an important part of our personal lives and prioritize the same commitment through our company. Every purchase of a MOSA ROSE Terra Tote includes a giveback component.

Please see OUR MISSION for more information.

our process
Design

It took over two years meticulously focusing on every detail of our brand to create a line that reflects our commitment to creative design, versatility, and most importantly, quality. Our bags blend a timeless sense of individual fashion along with a silhouette that is striking and comfortable by your side. Every element of the bag was carefully considered including durable hardware and a lining that is both soft and stain resistant.

Leather

We tested leathers from around the world before selecting the finest European bull hides for our bags. Authentic feel, supple texture and just the right weight were important factors we considered. We sought to maintain the hide in the most natural state possible while ensuring that it had enough protection to hold up over time. MOSA ROSE hides are first chrome-tanned which results in soft, mellow hides receptive to color, and then are veg-tanned which utilizes organic materials such as bark to give more body and structure to the crust. Being a natural product, our hides will exhibit some inherent characteristics such as healed scars and wrinkles along with grain variation making each bag subtly unique. Much time was spent adjusting our custom colors to enhance the leather. A 3M Scotchgard protectant has been incorporated during the coloring process so it penetrates the hides. Your bag will have a natural look that will age gracefully and develop a patina of its own. For information on caring for your leather bag, please refer to our PRODUCT CARE page.

Craftsmanship

After extensive research, we have partnered with a family-owned manufacturer in New York City that brings over thirty years of experience. Having our bags made in the United States was an important factor for us. Every MOSA ROSE bag is handmade with pride by skilled artisans who share our commitment to impeccable quality.

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