Maria McManus is a luxury womenswear collection founded on responsible principles: use less water, utilize fewer chemicals and create less waste.
Maria was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Europe, Japan, South East Asia and Australia before finally settling in New York City. During her many years working in the fashion industry, Maria grew increasingly alarmed at fashion’s detrimental impact on the environment. And so, in 2020 she started Maria McManus: an eponymous collection of meticulously designed clothing, created with the lowest environmental impact.
All of our materials are thoughtfully sourced from Europe and Japan, using the highest quality recycled, organic, natural, and biodegradable fibers. The emphasis in our approach is to use less water, less chemicals, and create less waste. All production is traceable, ensuring that everyone who touches the product is treated with dignity and paid a fair living wage. The fit and quality of each garment is impeccable, ensuring a long lasting garment — an heirloom, so to speak. We spend an equal amount of time and thought on the interior structure of each garment as on the exterior.
Maria McManus has been covered by T Magazine, VOGUE, WSJ, WWD, Madame Figaro, British Vogue and other notable publications around the world. Our clothing has been worn by Christy Turlington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leandra Medine, Caitriona Balfe, Phoebe Bridgers and Raquel Zimmerman, to name a few.
Our ethos: buy less harmful, well-considered pieces and wear them more often.