USING BUSINESS FOR GOOD
We would love the world to be a better place because of Maryble, and we know that responsible business can help us get there.
HOW CAN A CARRY COMPANY HELP THE WORLD TO BE A BETTER PLACE?
Through our products: we want to improve the way people carry their everyday essentials. When you have the right things on hand, it becomes easier to roam, adapt and experience everything the world has to offer. And, for most folk, the more experiences we have the more awareness we have of the world and our impact on it.
Through the way we do business: we want to help discover and inspire better business practices – enabling a healthier relationship with our work, each other, the planet and those we share it with. Our better ways mantra is a lens for continually improving how we do what we do.
Through our environmental practices: our environmental goals have been inspired by Cradle-to-Cradle principles. These seem to be the smartest and most realistic principles to follow. They've led us to five goals that guide our day-to-day decision making:
MAKE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED AND LOVED FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE
ELIMINATE SERIOUS TOXINS THROUGHOUT OUR PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
TO SEEK BIODEGRADABLE OR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS WHERE THEY MAKE SENSE
TO REDUCE WASTE AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION THROUGH OUR ENTIRE PROCESS
TO ACTIVELY PURSUE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR IMPACT AND HOW TO REDUCE IT
Our phone cases are hard-wearing with strong stitching, tightly-woven lining, quality components. The designs we develop are classic, and their character inspires owners to hold onto them for years.
This includes: environmental toxins (bleaches, pesticides and heavy metals); and human toxins (carcinogens used in poorly controlled leather tanning and chrome plating, or high allergy materials like nickel used in plating).
We work with biodegradable and recyclable materials where they don't compromise our first two environmental goals. We choose materials that recycle well, like the polyester we use in linings and stitching, and we design with end-of-life in mind.
We do this by choosing efficient business practices; reducing business travel (instead using technology to connect); working with local warehousing; and encouraging responsible waste management from suppliers and tanneries.
We need to research, connect and explore possibilities with knowledgeable groups and individuals, and measure our impacts where we can.
CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN since THE BEGINNING
We firmly believe no animal should be harmed in the name of fashion, beauty or entertainment. We’re dedicated to protecting animals by using the highest quality vegan and cruelty-free materials to produce stylish products that are both functional and fashion-forward.
We firmly refuse to be a part of the “standard” fashion industry that has exploited animals for decades. We are compassionate and progressive and our supply-chain choices reflect these sensibilities. We celebrate all lives and believe every living being should be free!
WHY CRUELTY-FREE & VEGAN?
As a consumer, you’re in a very powerful position to bring about positive changes in the way animals are treated by purchasing products from vegan and cruelty-free brands. For decades, animal testing and using materials derived from animals has sadly been the norm. Animals have been bred and raised for the sole purpose of being turned into a consumer good – be it a fur coat, a steak or a gallon of milk. These animals are raised in totally unnatural environments where mothers are separated from their newborn offspring and they are pumped with chemicals to make them grow bigger, at a faster speed until they are slaughtered. Their lives are devoid of affection, outdoor play and any other rights that any living being should naturally be granted upon birth. For decades, this has been a tragic, accepted fact because there has been a lack of awareness. Thanks to the brave efforts many celebrity spokespersons and trend setters make, the light has been shed on the abusive practices and the industry is beginning to change.
HERE ARE FOUR REASONS TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO CRUELTY-FREE PRODUCTS:
IT WILL HELP GRADUALLY REDUCE ANIMAL TESTING
Sadly, animals are bred and held in captivity for the sole purpose of testing products and they never get to see life outside of a laboratory. They are forced to endure non-stop torture to their skin, eyes, and other organs before ultimately being killed. There are alternative methods for testing products that provide safety and efficacy for humans without sacrificing the well-being of animals. By supporting brands with cruelty-free policies, you’re helping animals… and the bunnies say “thank you!”
IT WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS MADE FROM ANIMAL MATERIALS
Testing isn’t the only form of animal cruelty. Many products actually use materials that are made from animals (leather shoes, wool coats). By purchasing cruelty-free and vegan products you are shifting your money towards companies that are socially conscious and interested in finding innovative alternatives.
Using your purchase power to align with socially conscious brands is the first step towards supporting the lives of every living being.
IT WILL REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL BURDEN
The environment is our responsibility and right now, we are experiencing an ecological catastrophe. Raising animals for the sole purpose of creating a consumable good is causing epic levels of environmental destruction from deforestation, land use, water depletion, and rising levels of greenhouse gases. Raising animals for food uses 45% of the Earth’s total land, which is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction, using 80% – 90% of water consumption in the U.S. The solution is to buy vegan products and adopt a vegan lifestyle.
IT’S SUPER EASY TO MAKE THE SWITCH
It’s easier than ever to be stylish and animal friendly. Some of the most popular fashion brands are now vegan friendly and cruelty-free and Maryble is proud to be one of the leaders in the industry.
EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS
We are a vegan-owned and operated company. We live and breathe these values in our daily life. Every purchase you make helps us support various organizations that are working diligently to make a difference to our planet, saving the lives of animals and improving working environments for artisans the world over. Thank you for exercising your purchase power thoughtfully and we are thrilled to have you with us on this journey of compassion and kindness.