Marli is the story of an enthusiast about fabric and at heart since her youngest age. Amélie kept gathering varieties of sheets end, silk strip, cotton and linen fragments. The result is a shopping bag collection made with recycled soft furnishings. This combination offers a fashion accessory, elegant, practical and unique!
Marli wishes to give a new meaning to fashion and is faithful to its convictions: A committed and positive brand, concerned with the world in which it is evolving. A French producing carried out by disabled persons. A philanthropic approach aiming to acknowledge disabled peoples’ work by revealing their talent to others.
Who are you?
Passionate about fabric and explorer at heart since my youngest age, I have kept gathering varieties of sheet ends, silk strips, cotton and linen pieces. I am looking for forgotten fabrics from flea markets to attics and up to our granny’s closets to give them a second life.
How did you start in fashion?
After a brief stay at the « Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques » Pennninghen in Paris, I improve my skills at Paris fashion design school ESMOD over the next 4 years. There, I discover the intricacies of fashion. The people I meet trigger my curiosity and forge in me a tenacious will to create my own brand. Upon graduating, a Swedish friend and I launch our ready-to-wear Brand “Bärnsten”. The many testimonies of encouragements induce me to give life to my own world a little later on. The latter is filled with and inspired by a mosaic of those I love, places, emotions, sounds and colours.
How would you define your style?
Natural ! I love the mix : basket / Jean / Trench and the chic and offbeat touch of the Cabas Marli!
What inspires you?
People, the street, everyday life. My universe is permeated and inspired by a mosaic of those I love, places, emotions, sounds and colors.
A few words about this collection...
At Marli we do not offer collections. Each Marli's bag is a unique piece. MARLI’s collection includes carrier bags produced from combined recycled furniture fabrics. This mix leads to the creation of a unique, elegant and handy fashion accessory! Furthermore, we present periodically an ephemeral collection, created from our latest discoveries of the moment… This is the case for our leather bags made with leather falls from a collaboration with a French Luxury house. Unfortunately we can not communicate the name because we sign a confidentiality contract with each new collaboration.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Impossible to choose, I love them all!
What are you most proud of?
Our commitment to ethics and solidarity. Each item is produced from recycled home furnishing fabrics, which are offered a new life. We offer unique series, depending on the recycled fabric length. Each fabric has its own story line. A fully eco-responsible approach. MARLI wishes to give a new meaning to fashion and is faithful to its convictions: A committed and positive brand, concerned with the world in which it is evolving. A French producing carried out by disabled persons. A philanthropic approach aiming to acknowledge disabled peoples’ work by revealing their talent to others.
Where do you manufacture your products?
MARLI invests socially and action with people with disabilities in the workplace. We work with a business services and assistance through work in the Paris region for the entire confection but also product assembly and inventory management. By purchasing a shopping bag MARLI you contribute to the reintegration of disabled people in the workplace. With your support they gain independence. M A R L I is a different type of fashion !
Where can we find your collection?
Our products are available on our website www.marli.fr We also welcome our clients at our Parisian showroom in Paris 14ème.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
A film: "Tabarly" because for me, Marli is the beginning of a great and long adventure ... ;-) One music: Super Girls Stereo Total A cocktail: I would rather say a good beer!