based in NYC, MARVES | new york is a black & latina one woman owned fiber arts brand handcrafting unique and wearable art.
my name's Mariah, I was taught to crochet by my grandmother at a young age. she was one of the coolest & most stylish humans EVER! through my modern aesthetic and passion for art, i try to keep this family tradition alive and just as cool & stylish as she was. every creation is a harmonious blend of color, texture, and form, each handmade stitch weaves a unique story. an homage not only to my grandmother, but to crochet as a rich and diverse artform.
through my crochet hook, fiber scraps find new life in “luxury” fashion. as a crochet artist specializing in upcycled wearables, I want to breathe new life into discarded materials, and discarded narratives. my vision is to create a movement that values quality over quantity, craftsmanship over mass production, and individuality over conformity. with a commitment to sustainable and mindful shopping, I strive to redefine what it means to be fashionable.
every pieces is made by hand. no machines. no mass producing.
I make my own reusable bags and ship in biodegradable or recyclable packaging. I never include unnecessary extra wrapping paper or invoices.
I use natural fibers. cotton and wool are more eco‑friendly than acrylic. acrylic is made from plastic, which is extremely harmful to the environment and takes decades to breakdown.
there's tons of eco‑friendly and recycled yarn choices like t‑shirt yarn. I even make my own with old t‑shirts.
made with left over scrap yarn from other projects, no two upcycled pieces are ever the same. every scrap project is unique and different. upcycled projects are completely no waste. perfect for those looking to shop sustainably.