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PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE AND HOME.

Begin your sustainable journey with us!


We provide sustainable solutions for every area of your life and home. Start your morning with Reusable Coffee Filters, wipe up spills with UNpaper® Towels and clean with a Washable Duster.

Change your routine and you might be surprised how much you love the reusable lifestyle. We make reusable products that reduce waste, cut costs, replace single use disposables and make a positive impact on our environment. Ditching single-use doesnÔÇÖt mean you have to ditch what makes you, you.

We offer handmade reusables in a large variety of prints and colors to encourage sustainable living that promotes your unique personality and style, making it possible to live colorfully and tread lightly.

Live Colorfully, Tread Lightly.

Our story begins in a small shop with a small team. With nothing but passion and a dream our brand was born.

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Humble Beginnings

Marley's Monsters is a woman owned, US manufacturer based in Eugene, Oregon, with a mission to provide simple products that inspire and empower sustainable living. It all started in 2013, when our Founder and President, Sarah Dooley, was on maternity leave from her career as an interior designer, and waiting for the arrival of her first baby, Marley. Before MarleyÔÇÖs birth, Sarah dusted off her sewing machine and got to work creating her first monster out of fabric scraps she had collected. It had been years since she had made anything, but with hard work, dedication, and trial and error, Sarah learned to sew again and began making all kinds of products her and her family needed. Inspired by her journey through cloth diapering and a desire to create a better future for her children, she eventually went on to launch her own business, MarleyÔÇÖs Monsters, all centered around reusability and sustainability.


As┬áSarah's┬áshop grew, she realized her passion for being a maker while taking care of Marley was worth pursuing. In 2014, she left her job behind and was able to invest in MarleyÔÇÖs Monsters full time. At first, it was a small, one man operation based out of her house. Now, almost ten years later, Sarah runs a company with over 70 employees, has been featured on major media outlets like The View, Forbes, and Refinery 29, and sells sustainable products internationally. It has become an entire family venture for the Dooleys too. In 2016, they welcomed their second child, Fox. And in 2017, SarahÔÇÖs husband, Chad, became involved full time too, developing and running a woodshop where Marley's Monsters wood goods are produced.


Over the last year we have had the opportunity to build a wonderful team to facilitate in-house production, and we wouldn't be here today without every single one of these team members! We ensure our employees are treated with kindness and respect, have access to fair compensation and benefits, and their achievements are celebrated. We have way too much fun every day, but our most important task is to hand-make the highest quality product for our customers. Thank you for making such a positive impact on our environment! #thinkreusable

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AWARDS

Bold Steps Award Winner 2021

This award recognizes Eugene-based sustainable businesses and is supported by a partnership between The City of Eugene, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and BRING's rethink business program. 

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TOP EMPLOYER: ECO-FRIENDLY/GREEN BUSINESS WINNER 2022

This award recognizes The Register-Guard Readers' Choice Award for Top Employer: Best Eco-Friendly/Green Business in Lane County. Click here to learn more.

ARTS & BUSINESS ALLIANCE OF EUGENE 2020 ARTS & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD

This award recognizes innovative arts-business partnerships that positively impact the community, serve as a model for others, and effect significant mutual benefits for all parties involved. This award recognized the success of our local partnership with ENVIA Fashionto reduce our scrap waste by developing new handmade goods created by upcycle designer Mitra Gruwell. Click here to learn more!

OREGON STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNCIL AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AWARD 2020

This award was received in recognition of our commitment to the mission of assisting Oregonians with disabilities to find and maintain employment. Click here to learn more!

PEARL BUCK CENTER COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR 2019

For seeing the potential in each individual and providing support and training to help them reach their employment goals" This award was earned because of our successful partnership with the Pearl Buck Center, who provides support to individuals with a range of intellectual disabilities and their families. Click here to learn more!

CERTIFICATION

We are proud to be a BRING rethink sustainable business.

Our sustainability mission is to implement creative and effective solutions to reduce our environmental impact. As a local manufacturer of reusable homegoods, we've always kept sustainability in mind with our daily operations and production. The BRING rethink program made us realize we have an opportunity as a local manufacturer to create lasting and impactful change in the industry.

We're on the right track; we reuse and reduce so we have less to recycle in the first place and we're excited to keep improving.

Current practices:

  • We package and ship our products plastic-free, using recyclable and compostable materials instead
  • Efficient design helps us maximize fabric use, reducing our waste dramatically. Our core products are made with rounded corners to reduce┬áscraps and we often design products from the scraps of existing ones. For example, our Washable┬áDusters are made with Cloth Wipe scraps!
  • We #thinkreusable. Our break rooms only have┬áreusable dishes and flatware. Our┬áfacility is stocked with reusable hand towels, UNpaper┬« towels and housemade hand soap
  • We divert our fabric waste by donating scraps to┬áSt. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County┬áand┬áENVIA Fashion┬áwhere they are upcycled into new products like jewelry,┬áhair accessories┬áand more
  • We use industrial felting machines to felt┬álayers of scrap that comes off our cutting table into┬áScrap Felt that we use for products like Dish Cloths, Scrubbers and Tote Bags. This process takes our goal of zero waste manufacturing a huge step forward.