Marni is an Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1994 by apparel designer Consuelo Castiglioni. It creates visionary collections of womenswear, menswear, kids' clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and jewelry.

Marni is part of the international fashion group Only The Brave (OTB) with other brands such as Diesel, Viktor&Rolf, Maison Margiela, and Amiri.

The company is committed to reducing the social, economic, and environmental impact of the fashion industry. It doesn't aim to be the biggest but the most alternative fashion group.

As part of the OTB group, Marni strives to give back to society and support its overall advancement. It wants to contribute to sustainable economic and social development.

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Category: Clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry

For: Women, men, children

Type: Basics, dresses, knitwear, outerwear, flats, sandals, boots, sneakers

Style: Casual, classic

Quality: High

Price: $$$

Sizes: 2XS-2XL, 0-16 (US), 2-20 (UK), 30-48 (EU), 2-20 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, ramie, hemp, jute, viscose, cupro, acetate, polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: Yes

Recycling: Yes

Producing country: Italy

Certifications: no certification

Sustainability Practices

Marni wants to stand up for the planet and make environmental commitments. It's looking for less harmful solutions for its products and packaging.

The designer label invests in environmentally friendly materials, innovative techniques, and research and development to incorporate more sustainable solutions in its supply chain.

However, Marni only uses a small proportion of sustainable, organic, and natural materials such as organic cotton, linen, jute, hemp, and ramie.

The luxury brand also uses some semi-synthetic regenerated fibers such as viscose, cupro, and acetate made from renewable materials.

Many of the brand's fabrics are synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as spandex, polyester, nylon, acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyurethane.

Marni manufactures its clothing in Italy. It has a code of conduct that applies to all its suppliers and subcontractors based on the International Labor Organization (ILO) regulations.

However, the brand doesn't provide any information regarding how it chooses its suppliers. It doesn't state how often audits are conducted to ensure ethical and sustainable production, ethical working conditions, social and labor standards, safety, and other important rights for workers in its supply chain.

Marni doesn't use any exotic animal skin, or hair, fur, angora. But it uses leather, wool, silk, and down feathers to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical and harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and wastes. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Marni aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, plastic, water, and energy consumption in all its operations.

The designer label has joined the Fashion Pact in early 2020. It's a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry committed to stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity, and protecting the oceans.

However, Marni doesn't measure its greenhouse gas emissions, water, land, energy use, pollution, and waste across the supply chain. It doesn't have any clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future.

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