Let's be transparent
We believe that being transparent is an important part of becoming more sustainable. Sharing how we make our apparels gives you more power as a customer. The more you know, the more informed decisions you can make. We want you to feel confident that the products you buy from us are made both responsibly and sustainably, in order to guarantee the highest social and environmental conditions throughout the supply chain.
When you click on an La Marqueza product, you can find out which materials the product is made from, which country it was produced in and the time that was employed to elabore it.
Let's help our planet
La Marqueza Hats produces all the Panamas and handbags from organically-grown Carludovica Palmata cultivated on a community-owned plantation which encourages biodiversity of plants and animals within a 5600 hectare protected area.
This particular straw is recognised worldwide for it high quality and beauty and can be cropped once a month for 100 years! Making this material one of the most sustainable in our planet.
In Ecuador, all the straw that is trimmed from our products is used to create compost which is used to grow vegetables in the association’s garden which grows vegetables to feed the community.
Our Panamas and handbags are a 100% biodegradable and their accessories are easily recyclable.
Let's build a fair world for all
All of our customers and brand supporters help the artisan communities in Ecuador, fostering the preservation and continuation of this heritage weaving art. Our aim is to prevent this skill disappear.
During the whole process, we exercise fair trade, making sure the weavers receive the fair pay that is necessary for this art survive.
Our pieces are created with extra consideration for the planet. They're made from sustainably sourced materials. We're constantly working to make our range even more sustainable.