Did you know that currently over 60% of clothing is composed of polyester created from toxic processes? That 20% of water pollution is due to textile processing? That cotton and leather are two of the dirtiest materials, using a wide range of pesticides, water and energy in their production?
This is why we believe that we must begin to change the way we consume.
For those of you who don't know us, here is a little bit of our history.
My name is Maria José (my friends call me Mery) and together with my partner, Juan Carlos, our daughter Edith and our dog Nuka we have been living for more than 10 years in Manlleu, a village in the province of Barcelona away from the noise of the city, which allows us to be in contact with the quiet life and nature without giving up the proximity of basic services.
Although today's society is full of things that can be improved, our idea was not to withdraw from it and go live in the middle of the mountains but on the contrary, to settle somewhere that would allow us to enjoy a slower pace but where we could contribute our bit for a better world.
After a few years managing "traditional" businesses, we decided that our commitment to improving society should also include the promotion of a more responsible and ethical form of consumption, in line with the values that moved us personally.
And that is how Meryland Manlleu was born. A space dedicated, through the sale of a basic product such as clothing, to defend and promote ethical, conscious and responsible consumption. It is our way of changing the world, starting with what we have close to us, with what depends on us, putting all our love in this project and offering our best version to the people who pass by Meryland every day.
We tell you a little about sustainable fabrics
Sustainable fabrics are those that...
Require little energy and water consumption in their process.
Are produced with clean energy
Their process generates low water and carbon footprint
They are not toxic to the health of workers and consumers.
Generate little waste in their production
Are produced in decent working conditions
Easily regenerated and recycled
What sustainable fabrics can we find?
Organic cotton is the most widely used natural fiber in clothing. It does not come from transgenic seeds and no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or toxic herbicides are added in its cultivation, unlike conventional cotton. It respects natural resources and the ecosystem. It is resistant, comfortable and soft, with good absorbency and does not cause dermatitis or allergic reactions when in contact with our skin.
Link to one of our basics https://merylandmoda.com/producto/nervion-2/
Bamboo fiber should not be confused with bamboo viscose which is obtained through a chemical process. The fibers are extracted from bamboo sticks and do not contain any chemical additives. Its texture is softer than cotton, ideal for people with sensitive skin. It is UV repellent and antimicrobial.
Hemp fibers are resistant, last longer than cotton garments and do not deform easily. Antimicrobial, antistatic and fungus repellent. They protect from UV and UVB rays thus mitigating the effects of the sun on the skin. https://merylandmoda.com/producto/vega-gris/
Made from the stalk of flax or linseed. Used since ancient times. Its production is highly energy efficient because the process of making the fabrics is more environmentally friendly and sustainable than other fibers, such as cotton, which requires five to twenty times more water and generates more waste. It is biodegradable, insect repellent and a good protector against UV rays.
Its use dates back to ancient times in Japan, although the use of bananas as a source of fiber for textiles declined in favor of cotton and silk. It is gradually recovering again. It is one of the strongest and softest natural fibers in the world. It is also biodegradable, anti-allergenic and breathable.
Meryland is not only fashion, it is our philosophy of life.