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While abroad, I stumbled upon a hidden vintage shop with my friends in the Marais district of Paris. In it, I bought a 30 euro vintage bag that ended up being one of my favorite accessories that I treasure. I constantly asked myself, why can I only find affordable, cute bags in hole in the wall markets and vintage stores? Fast forward a year, and 2020 hits, AKA the worst year in history. I had taken fashion design classes since I was 10 years old and always knew I wanted to work in the industry. Having just graduated college, entering the fashion industry seemed like a daunting task. Nonetheless, I kept thinking back to my vintage bag from Paris and my desire to find similar bags in contemporary brands. Thus, the concept for MR Label came to fruition.
Maddy Ritholz, Founder & Designer of MR Label

Our Values

Sustainability

To go green, MR Label uses recycled materials starting with its Collection 2 bags. These bags are made from 100% recycled PET fiber. What does that mean? Recycled PET fiber is made from melting down existing plastic and re-spinning it into new polyester fiber. The fiber uses plastic from objects like used water bottles, so they don’t end up as waste in landfills and the ocean. MR Label’s fabric source is Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified, so we can feel confident in the fabric we are using. In addition, the fabric dyes meet the OEKO-TEX Standard ensuring no harmful chemicals are used in the dyeing process.

Ethical Labor

MR Label handbags are manufactured in the Garment District of Manhattan, so it abides by NY labor standards. Our designer also goes to the facility twice a week to ensure full transparency and product quality. We value strong relationships with our production partners and, for us, that’s done by seeing the product first-hand throughout the process.

Vegan

We value cruelty-free practices, so no animal products are used to make MR Label handbags. This means no leathers or furs. Instead, we use our sustainable recycled polyester satin material and will continue to expand into other vegan materials in future collections.

Female mpowerment

The goal at MR Label is for the customer to feel her most confident, stylish self while wearing her bag. We make fun, easy-to-wear bags that get noticed and dress up every outfit.