Marley's Monsters is a one-stop shop for eco-friendly, reusable products and unique baby goods. We believe that living an eco-friendly lifestyle should be fun and unique to your style, offering you the option to customize your product with over 100 choices! Coordinate UNpaper towels with the colors of your kitchen, cloth wipes and nursing pads to the style of your nursery, or let your kids choose napkins for their school lunchbox.
I started Marleys Monsters while on maternity leave from my career as an interior designer, waiting for the arrival of my first baby girl in January of 2013. I have always had a passion for making anything and everything, so I knew that I wanted to make Marley something special before she was born. I decided that this project would be a stuffed monster with the fabric scraps I'd collected for years. I pulled my dusty sewing machine out of the closet and taught myself how to use it. I really hadn't sewn anything since I was a little girl, and never fully understood the ins and outs of working a sewing machine. But after hard work, dedication and trial and error, Marley's first monster was born. After the monster I just kept going. I started making Marley everything she needed, always with sustainability and reusability in mind. Throughout the baby years, I tried product after product and learned what I liked and didn't like about each one, before designing the version I liked best. Every recommendation or new product request from my customers also helped us to grow into what Marley's Monsters is today.
As my shop grew, I realized that my passion for being hands on and making things while taking care of Marley was worth pursuing, so I left my job the summer of 2014 to follow my dreams and pursue Marley's Monsters and Marley. In 2016 we welcomed our baby boy Fox into the world! At that point we were able to use all of our products once again and develop them even more. My husband Chad was even able to leave his job in 2017 because of our expansion and development of our wood product line. (He's our handy man and woodworker around here!) Through having two children in a world full of disposables, I've realized the importance of lowering our waste with multi-functional products on both an environmental aspect and cost savings.
Over the last year we have had the amazing opportunity to build a wonderful team to facilitate in-house production. We wouldn't be here today without every single one of these team members! We have way too much fun every day, but our most important task is to hand-make the highest quality of product for our customers.
Thank you to all of you who are making such a positive impact on our environment!
Our Production Studio & Retail Store:
We've moved! 234 W. 6th Ave., Eugene OR, 97401
Come on by and shop our products while we sew.
Fabric products are handmade in our production studio located in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oregon and wood products are handmade in our home woodshop.
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 refuse and reduce so we have less to recycle in the first place and we're excited to keep improving.
- We package and ship our products plastic-free, using recyclable and compostable materials instead
- Our core products are made with rounded corners to reduce waste and we often design products from the scraps of existing ones. For example, straw pouches are made from UNpaper towels!
- Our break rooms have reusable dishes and flatware. Our bathrooms are stocked with reusable hand towels, UNpaper towels and housemade hand soap
- We divert our fabric waste by donating scraps to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and ENVIA Fashion where they are upcycled into new products like jewelry, hair accessories and more
Next steps we're excited about: Earning BRING's true zero-waste certification and commercial composting!