May and Mary is a sustainable clothing brand offering a range of active inspired every-day wear for the woman on the move. We believe that clothing should be classic and clean, comfortable as it is stylish, and exciting and fun to wear. That means lots of leggings, yoga wear, easy dresses, tunic and comfortable hoodies that don’t sacrifice style. We make everything ethically in the US with organic and renewable materials because it’s important to be kind to this planet that gives us so much. We work with other artists to create one of a kind hand printed, exclusive fabric art prints and our hand dyed colors are done in house for limited edition pieces each season.
I’m Heidi Brown, the owner and designer behind May and Mary. I live and make in Portland, OR, but I come from the East Coast.
I named May and Mary after my grandparents, Maynard and Mary Brown. These people brought me up to believe that I could do anything. They fostered an environment of creativity and encouraged me to follow my dreams. They also taught me my first lessons in sustainability before I knew to call anything but sorting cans. Living by their example of reducing waste, reusing what you can and recycling the rest has made my business what it is today.
I’ve always been a maker, but in the winter of 2014 I decided to go all in. I started planning for a big move and in October 2015, I came to Portland to launch. I’m so excited to be here in such an amazing community of makers!
I live to create in a sweet house with my best friend in Portland, OR. We share our space with a black cat named Quigley who is constantly looking for snacks. I like to sew at night, listening to audiobooks or podcasts.
Thanks so much for your support!