All clothes from By Mary are designed with love by our Founder & Creative Director and made by hand in The United Arab Emirates with great care and an eye for detail.

The carefully selected fabrics are produced in on off batches, meaning that the clothes are truly limited editions. 


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Almost all the clothes in our collection contain fabrics produced by Vlisco. Vlisco’s heritage is quite unlike any other. For over 170 years, they have been creating original, high-quality textiles that have become part of the fashion landscape and many traditions and memories across Central and West Africa. Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials in Helmond, the Netherlands.  

Inspired by Africa, made with a technique derived from Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands, Vlisco’s heritage and design signature is a multicultural melting pot of beauty and industrial craftsmanship. 

Where would a design be without striking colours? Colouring is an aspect of Vlisco's craft that is in constant development on a conceptual, technical and artistic level. This is a key element of our fabrics as most of the colours used, are created individually and not found anywhere else.

Every yard is truly unique. Uncover the craft of their age-old wax printing process that brings the perfect imperfections to the designs and authenticates every piece of Wax Hollandais and Super-Wax.




The accessories from By Mary are handcrafted by hand in the Ivory Coast and Senegal, West Africa, using the Vlisco Wax fabrics. 


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