We Care

At Marylise we care about our planet!

Your Marylise dress is made with love in Portugal in our own factory, but our crochet tops are made in Peru.

The crochet tops can both be worn in Summer and Winter!

When we played with the idea to introduce a few crochet pieces in our collection, it was important for us to carefully select the origin. We got in touch with a Belgian non-profit organization, keen to fight poverty on the long term in Peru.

Let us introduce you to the story of your crochet piece by Marylise!

Through (y)our crochet tops we’re now able to create jobs in a sustainable knitting and crocheting workshop for non-educated, poor, underprivileged and/or vulnerable women in Manta (Peru).

These women are often skilled in embroidering, crocheting and knitting.

They are able to produce handmade and highly qualitative products.

We cooperate with the best yarn providers in Peru who offer a wide variety of qualities and shades, guaranteeing international standards.

The project targets the improvement of the living conditions of the knitting mothers through means of individual coaching and group sessions.

The coaching is based on three components, i.e: personal development, entrepreneurship and the living conditions of the family.

This coaching helps to improve their living conditions in several ways:
58% familial circumstances (bonding)
57% on personal development
47% living circumstances (housing)
9% assisted a leadership course (2017)

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