BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
Coral Marie is an Ohio based, consciously handcrafted slow fashion collection & custom clothier.
I believe, that the clothing we wear is of utmost importance because it affects the way we feel and there is such power in feeling. How we feel is a force that can change everything. How we feel changes our actions and our ideas; it guides us.
What we wear can be an intentional choice to change the world.
The Coral Marie Collection is comprised of limited edition slow fashion, offering timeless options for every season. Each item is designed and responsibly handcrafted in small batches in my solar powered studio. Custom & special order pieces are also created in the studio per customer request.
A curated selections of shoes, accessories & gifts are featured in the studio shop as compliment to my own collection. I strive to partner with similar mission driven brands and independent makers when I am offering anything that is not made with my own hands.
View our Zero Waste Pledge with Rural Action or find us featured on Eco-Ohio, Sustainable Fashion Directory & Solar United Neighbors
THE STUDIO SHOP
Open by appointment, my studio shop is located 15 minutes outside Athens Ohio. Schedule a visit to see where I work & enjoy an intimate shopping experience.
The Shop features Coral Marie Collection along with a curated selection of handcrafted shoes, accessories & gifts.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE
Coral grew up on the whole grains, humidity and sunshine of Southeast Ohio's Appalachian Valley. She finds inspiration in the sky, the ground, the water and her relationships. “Designing is an exploration of my surroundings.”
Her previous career in the fashion industry informs her choices in the search for balancing a healthy creative practice. Upon becoming a mother, Coral slowly built her collection as a way to structure work, while balancing her new roles. Since 2011 the business has grown & blossomed along her personal journey of womanhood. "I strive to fulfill my creative practice, while being respectful to the planet and to my community. As I design, I focus on a harmony of functionality and beauty. I focus on sourcing sustainable materials that are reused, recycled or organic along with producing the work by hand in my studio."
Being a maker is an important part of my design philosophy. By handcrafting each piece personally from start to finish I ensure the quality and impact of my work. This investment in the process allows for a better understanding of how to harmonize aesthetic & function. As a tactile person who enjoys materiality, I find myself humbled, challenged and inspired by the process of making slow fashion.
Coral holds a BFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to launching her own collection she worked in design, production & sales for both women's and children's wear.