Coral Marie is a sustainable lifestyle brand imbued with practical minimalist beauty.

A consciously handcrafted slow fashion collection & custom clothier; on a mission to balance aesthetics with function in order to create strong design that is crafted responsibly while also developing meaningful relationships through community support.

Founded on the belief 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 and lifestyle products. Each item is designed and responsibly handcrafted in small batches in her solar powered Ohio studio. Offering timeless options for every season. 






View our Zero Waste Pledge with Rural Action  or find us featured in Voyage Ohio, The PostSustainable Fashion Directory & Solar United Neighbors
photo credit: January Heuss Photography LLC
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”, she says.
Her early career in the fashion industry informed her choices to search for balancing a healthy creative practice. Upon becoming a mother, Coral slowly built her brand as a way to structure work, while balancing her new roles. Since 2011 the business has grown & blossomed along her personal journey of womanhood. Coral says, "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 her design philosophy. Being highly involved in handcrafting each piece from start to finish she ensures the quality and impact of her work. This investment in the process allows for a better understanding of how to harmonize all the aspects that go into the work. As a tactile person who enjoys materiality, she finds myself humbled, challenged and inspired by the process of making slow fashion.
Coral holds an MPS from Parsons School of Design, The New School and 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. She now Directs an academic program at a community college for Fashion Design & Retail Merchandising in concert with her own business.




Coral Marie’s design studio is nestled into a plot of retired farmland in the rolling foothills of Appalachia. The homestead and family studios reside in an evolving creative landscape. Rooted in intentional living through permaculture concepts, land revitalization, and integrated sustainable studio practices they enrich each other.

Open by appointment - Enjoy an intimate slow fashion shopping experience. 

Within the Studio Shop you will find a curated selection of accessories, lifestyle products, and gifts featured as compliment to the Coral Marie Collection. Partnering with similar mission driven brands and independent makers in order to offer additions to what is made on site.




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photo credit: January Heuss Photography LLC