MARY YOUNG was founded in 2014 by none other than Mary Young, who wanted to fill the gap in the intimates market and create an inclusive community for every body.
Sustainability has been a core foundation from the beginning. We noticed a lot of Canadian-based companies had moved production out of the country and fell into the fast-fashion category. We wanted to change that mindset and focus on what we can produce within Canada using high quality and environmentally safe materials. We set off with a mission that we carry through to this day — to create ethically made garments that are comfortable for you and your unique self.
The main fabric we use throughout our collection is a rayon of bamboo which is OEKO-TEX certified — meaning the fabric has been tested and is free from any harmful substances. We strive to reduce fabric waste by utilizing low-waste cutting techniques and creating limited collections with remaining deadstock and end-of-roll fabric.
We believe the people who make our garments are just as important as those who wear them. All garments are produced in Montreal, Canada, in a factory where safe and ethical conditions are being met. Since the inception of MARY YOUNG, we’ve made it a priority to work with a team in the country and invest back into the economy. When we found the factory where we now produce all of our garments at, it was a perfect match. We continue to visit the factory regularly to ensure things are running smoothly and to check in with the team.
All orders are packed by hand and shipped in recycled mailers. We do not poly bag individual garments after production and ship directly to customers without the use of poly bags — this was a big focus to eliminate any use of single-use plastics. Read more about our shipping process and other sustainability efforts on our FAQ page.