Ethics

House of Marlow is a young independent brand and just like you, we care about the environment and the world of tomorrow. Fashion being one of the most polluting sectors in the world, we want to offer collections that go against this by creating durable pieces, both in the choice of sustainable materials and conscious production methods. We are not a “perfect” brand but with each new collection we seek to push our ethical approaches a little further in order to offer you pieces that are beautiful both inside out.

Join us in our adventure and discover the making processes of our lingerie, swim and jewelry.

A French design and an ethical production

Each set is inspired by a story that wants to be told. We dream, design and develop all of our collections in Paris. From the sketch to the final product, including patterns and prototypes, all stages are carried out in our Parisian workshop.

We produce each piece in our atelierwith 6 small hands, in order to offer you high-end sets made with care. Quality and quantity control helps prevent overproduction and avoid unnecessary stocks. For those who acquire a piece, it is the guarantee of exclusivity.

Ethical and mind-full sourcing

We only buy the quantities we need for our production, so there is no loss of fabrics. Our French silks are upcycled (from dead-stocks of luxury brands), our organic cottons come from England, our soft tulles -certified Oeko-Tex standard 100- come from France or Italy and our embroidered tulles from Japanese ateliers. Our elastics, metal accessories (hook & rings etc.) as well as our labels are all French manufactured. The colored fabrics are hand dyed in house with BlueSign certified pigments (non harmful to the skin and the environment).

Swimwear

Our swimsuits are dreamed under the sun, then designed, patterned and sewn in Paris. The outside fabrics are favorites both in terms of prints and texture, discovered in the end of stock of our suppliers. There are only a few meters left per roll and we turn them into beautiful pieces to keep you going all summer !

All linings are made from ECONYL © fabric, a nylon made from bottles, fishing nets and other plastics found in the ocean. Transformed into a soft and opaque fabric, this innovative material doubles all of our swimwear.

Jewelry, behind the scenes of the making

Our jewelry is imagined and designed by Stefanie and Billie, a creative mother / daughter duo that began long before House of Marlow.

The medallions, rings, and earrings are made using a lost wax casting technique. They are first sculpted in wax by a craftsman engraver who brings our drawings to life. The pieces are then made in silver by a smelter, and Stefanie assembles each piece by hand in her workshop in La Rochelle. Different semi-precious stones are worked on jewelry such as tourmalines, rose quartz and rubies that we particularly like for their beauty and their properties. The pieces are finally welded and platted with 3 micron gold in Paris by renowned craftsmen with whom we are proud to collaborate.

The little details that make the difference

Production in limited quantities so no unnecessary overproduction, local and sustainable sourcing of materials and supplies, hand dyes with BlueSign certified pigments, local manufacturing, training of sewing apprentices in our workshop (thus ensuring the continued existence of French lingerie confection knowledge), compostable packaging, transforming our fabric scraps into zero-waste bags that accompany your orders, no use of single-use plastics, so many small steps that we try to improve and increase over the collections.

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