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Meet Natalia Maurer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalia Maurer. 

Natalia, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
It all started with a fanny pack. 

I officially launched Haus of Jung after much interest had developed around a fanny pack I made for myself around 2013 while living in New York (before their resurrection since the ’80s). I hadn’t found an accessory that fit my practical and aesthetic needs, so I purchased leather and created what I envisioned. My community of friends wanted this bag, but I knew nothing about pattern-making and couldn’t figure out how to replicate what I had created. 

Pair that with graduating from my MA program at NYU, entering a 6-month existential crisis (“what will I do with my life for the next 80 years!?”), and discovering the works of Carl Jung, that I started to see my obvious next steps. 

I decided to apply to fashion school (the Fashion Institute of Technology). My program focused specifically on the design and construction of leather accessories. Here, I found a way to give voice to my original form of play. I could engage in creativity and work with my hands; an artist’s truth I had muted since childhood. 

Fast forward to 6 years later, and I can attest to Jung’s inner roadmap in helping one align themselves to their true calling. My atelier, designs, and exposure continue to grow. What was once a dream is now supporting my reality. 

Requests for my accessories continue to increase. Keeping my fingers crossed! 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Haus of Jung handmade leather accessories aims to provide a unique, one-on-one platform for clients to attain their ideal custom accessory. Natalia holds space for clients to examine the inner needs of their Self, manifested and expressed through an accessory, to best support their individual story through life. 

“I love crafting custom orders. It’s super fantastic to give someone THE custom order of their fantasies. It is very rewarding to see how a design can positively transform a customer and vice versa. Leather also adds another degree of personalization as it can be “broken into” by one’s unique way of interacting with it to fit exactly you. “

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I hope that Haus of Jung is a living testament to the importance of inner work. By increasing knowledge of the Self, we each can exist in a reality aligned best with our center/spirit/soul. Walking through the tortuous fires to remove sociocultural blinders reveals exactly how one should uphold their existence. 

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