About the founder Ivana Fischer-Margenet

My name is Ivana, born and grown up in Rosario, Argentina. In my early 20s I made the decision of leaving all behind and I moved to Spain, where I finished my degree in Marketing and life wisdom. These were years of joy and sorrow, equally. I met some aamazing people, learned unbeatable life lessons and missed some important episodes of my family’s life, back home in Argentina.

In my late 20, I moved to Germany, to carry on with my studies. I lived and worked in Muenster and Berlin. Germany is an amazing country, where I found the inspiration to make my dream come true: creating a brand with products made in the Andes of South America with natural fiber like baby alpaca or merino. I started designing my own products and getting in contact with different workshops in Bolivia, where the working women and the alpacas themselves enjoy a fair trade and animal friendly atmosphere at 3,000 meters high.

In the meanwhile, I met Sebastian the man I married in 2017; and we got a baby girl, our little Isabella Grace, on September 2018.
But as an entrepreneurial woman, there is no time off, any resting days or quiet weeks. Mandua was my first child, even before my husband-to-be and the baby knocked the doors of my life.

Let me share with you my self-designed articles, shaped with love and respect for the culture and traditions that produce them in lovely Bolivia, Peru and Argentina. To discover everything that Mandua has to offer, click here.

Is there any other entrepreneurial lady in the house? Are you a working mom and entrepreneur at the same time? How is your experience in this regard? I would love to hear from you. We always learn from each other, don’t we?