Muse & Marlowe is a company based on transparency and proximity.
Reducing the impact of our activity is core to every stage of our production. We are always willing to improve and are always on the hunt for low impact solutions. Here is an overview of what we already do :
We use only GOTS certified fabrics, the most complete label in the textile industry. Created by Ecocert, the certification guarantees strict environmental and social controls through the whole production channel. We proudly work with French and European suppliers: LEBENSKLEIDUNG, BIOTISSUS et AMANDINE CHA.
Our brand labels are from WUNDERLABEL. They are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified and are made of 50% recycled fibers minimum.
Our products are developed in France with trustworthy partners; LECARPENTIER at Toutlemonde (49), and Alix Roland, from Brest (29). Production takes place in Portugal, where we collaborate with ESFANI, a manufacturer that capitalize on quality, with a strong experience of over 30 years.
It is imperative that each hand that handles our products comes from happy employees. Consequently, we have our heart set on working with companies that give good working conditions and fair incomes to every human who participates to our products creation.
We collaborate with local business partners as much as possible. In addition to the partners we have already mentionned, we can add that our t-shirt prints are made in Brittany (and are also GOTS certified!) at VERTE IMPRESSION. The printing of our flower illustrations are made by MITWILL, a French company located in Haut-Rhin.
Our exclusive botanical patterns are created alongside local independant designers : VANESSA DUBOIS for the Flower Field of the March collection, CELINE BINETEAU for the Australian Flora of the September collection. The pictures of our first lookbook have been made by LAURA BRUNEAU, and the introductory video by Julien from TAKOZ PRODUCTION, both Rennes based.
In order to produce clothes with fair and explainable prices, we focus on reducing intermediaries. This means we sell direct to consumers, straight from our website and very occasionally in selected shops.
We create human scale, timeless, non-seasonal collections.
The momentum of our launches is smooth : 4 collections each year, two are 12 piece collections (around March and September), and two are 3-4 piece ‘capsules’ (around June and December).
We refuse all individual plastic sleeves from our suppliers.
We have made the choice of using minimalist, eco-friendly packagings : home compostable envelopes from THE BETTER PACKAGING, biodegradable wrapping papers and stickers from NO ISSUE, printed with soy-based ink, to reuse and/or put in your recycling bin, compostable labels with mini cucumber or butterfly flower seeds to grow at home from RADIS & CAPUCINE.
We will give a percentage of our results to an organisation that helps people in need. We will also give them any unsold articles which remain unsold after one year of their release.
Our lifestyles and the way we act at the office are obviously aligned to the whole process : we reduce our waste, we use green energy, we consume local, we use homemade and/or ecological cleaning products, we feed our heaters with ökofen wood pellets, we use rainwater tanks and we compost.
We use a very small quantity of business cards, made with recycled cotton from old tees. Thanks MOO!
We essentially use reconditionned supplies from BACK MARKET (our camera, the computers of our future employees…).