May and Mary is a sustainable clothing brand offering a range of active inspired every-day wear. We believe that clothing should be classic and clean, comfortable as it is stylish, and exciting and fun to wear. That means lots of comfortable active wear that doesn’t sacrifice style. We source 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. Each piece is hand dyed, printed, or embroidered in our studio in upstate NY. Some are even sewn here too!
I’m Heidi Brown, the owner and designer behind May and Mary. I started this brand in Portland, OR, but moved it to the East coast in 2020.
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 moved to Portland, OR to launch. I met such an amazing community of makers and badass women entrepreneurs, and am proud to call them my friends. Check out their work on my "friends" section!
I live to create in a sweet house with my hometown of Cuba, NY. I share my space with my best friend- an orange tabby cat named Keith. I get most of my work done at night, listening to audiobooks or podcasts.
Thanks so much for your support!