As far as she can remember, Marie-Isabelle had always been full of creativity.
As a child, she collected all types of things in order to create objects, costumes, and jewels of all kinds... Her bedroom quickly became the shop of her dreams, allowing her parents (her only customers!) to buy her eclectic creations.
After studying fashion design, modeling, and pearl embroidery, she worked for several high fashion houses including Chanel, Dior and Givenchy before going her own way in September 2015 and fulfilling her little girl’s dream.
The name of her brand came from her partner who liked to ask her what she “marigances” (combination of her name Marie and “manigancer” which means to scheme in French) when staying up late to work on her creations.
Marigance was born.
High quality and beautiful materials but yet affordable pieces. In order to create this, she found the solution while looking for the finest fabrics in the Haute Couture scraps.
Made in France is important in today's world because it gives meaning to our consumption. We are no longer simply buyers, but contributing to a better world. It brings us back to the original sources and makes us responsible. Having products made in France is also a guarantee of quality. Indeed in France, there is an ancestral know-how that exists nowhere else. For example, the famous Luneville embroidery (dating back to the 18th century) and the technique of haute couture weavings that can be done only in France. Marigance collections are inspired by everyday women. Marie-Isabelle likes to meet her customers and ask for their opinions in order to always improve her creations. Her goal is to work with women's aid cooperatives. She would like to give sewing or embroidery classes on a volunteer basis and develop partnerships with associations.
Marie-Isabelle wears many hats (with the help of her partner when he has time) from the conception of ideas, to the making, the promotion, logistics, and marketing.
Making products in France is obvious to her. She thinks overconsumption and the fact of not knowing who and where products are made is a big mistake.