I love a good story. And I certainly love a great brand and amazing products. It's rare for the 3 come together. But when they do, you end up with something exceptional. Like Marie-Stella-Maris.
Marie-Stella-Maris is an Amsterdam-based lifestyle brand offering natural care products, luxurious home fragrances and natural mineral water.
They care for water!
Marie-Stella-Maris strongly believes that people have the right to live in dignity, which includes the right to clean, safe and accessible (drinking) water. Having access to clean water will empower people to take control of their lives and build their own future. For each product you purchase, they donate a fixed amount towards clean drinking water projects worldwide. So by buying a Marie-Stella-Maris product you make the world a little bit better.
It started with Patrick Munsters, after a successful career in fashion he wanted make a change and inspire people to consume more (social) consciously. When in 2010 the United Nations declared access to clean drinking water and sanitation to be a human right, Munsters got inspired.
A year later, in 2011, he and his business partner Carel Neuberg founded Marie-Stella-Maris, a social enterprise, to contribute to improving access to clean drinking water in the world.
Water, sanitation and hygiene are the basis elements behind Marie-Stella-Maris. To realize access to clean drinking water, it is of great importance to also focus on sanitary services and hygiene. The direct link between clean drinking water and hygiene has inspired Marie-Stella-Maris to introduce natural care products in addition to their assortment in mineral waters.
How it works
1. You buy & contribute
For each Marie-Stella-Maris product you purchase, a fixed amount goes to clean drinking water projects. For natural mineral water they calculate a contribution of 5 ct/L and for the care products they calculate €1 per product.
2. They calculate & donate
Each month the total contribution of all the sold products is carefully calculated. This amount will be directly transferred to the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation.
3. Together we can make a difference
Thanks to your contribution we can make a difference. With all supported clean drinking water projects Marie-Stella-Maris already provides over 26.000 people with access to clean drinking water.
"Access to clean and safe drinking water for everyone, everywhere."