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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Proud Mary - Charleston, United States

Brand

Proud Mary is a socially conscious textile design company. We work with artisans in developing countries to create a line of "ethnic-modern" fabric by the yard, personal, and home accessories. ...

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Design Philosophy

I wanted to combine my love for different cultures, economic development, and design into a business that supports global artisans. Rooted in my background in the interior design field, I chose to...

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Materials

All of our products are made from hand woven or printed textiles which are then used to create home and personal accessories. The materials vary and are based on which textiles are native to the...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Our products are not seasonally produced but timeless, representing the colors and patterns of a certain culture.

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Sustainable Design

We use azo-free, low impact dyes on our Guatemalan textiles and natural, plant based dyes on our Peruvian textiles. The handmade manufacturing process greatly reduces energy usage during the...

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Social Responsibility

We donate 10% of our "Proud Mary Market" (found objects) goods to non-profits in the goods country of origin. We also consult with established brands and new companies wishing to incorporate...

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Country of Origin

Our fabric is hand woven by weaving groups in Guatemala and Peru. The products are then sewn by nearby sewing cooperatives. The final product is shipped to Charleston, SC where it is warehoused...

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Ethical Design

We chose to work with 3 weaving groups and 2 sewing cooperatives in Guatemala. These groups all specialize in different weaving techniques; brocades, Ikats, and tightly woven stripes. Our main...

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  • Handmade ?
  • Developing Countries ?
  • Fair Trade ?
  • Craft Preservation ?
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