Maria McManus is a luxury women’s wear collection built on the principles of using less water, less chemicals and creating less waste.
Born in Dublin, Ireland and having lived in Europe, Asia, Australia and finally New York, Maria, an industry insider and talented designer and merchant, is respected for her sharp eye, her sophistication, and her keen business mind.
During her 20+ years in the industry, Maria has become increasingly alarmed at fashion’s detrimental impact on the environment. A conversation with a friend, Stella Ishii of downtown's The News showroom, led the two women to discover shared goals, and develop a natural partnership, creating Maria McManus, an eponymous collection of meticulously designed clothing, created with the lowest environmental impact. Maria McManus is a considered uniform of perfectly fitting garments, that offer elegance and ease. Clothing for women to cherish and wear over and over again.
Her vibe: boy meets girl. Her uniform: wardrobing essentials — the perfect dress, t-shirt, sweater, pant — items for which you had been searching but had yet to find. In our clothing you look and feel comfortable, refined, and confident. Read: effortless, chic.
All materials are thoughtfully sourced from Europe using the highest quality recycled, organic, natural, and biodegradable fibers. We emphasize using less water, less chemicals, and creating less waste. We work to ensure that all production is traceable and that everyone who touches the product is treated with dignity and paid a fair living wage.
Our ethos: buy less harmful, well considered pieces and wear them more often.