Treasures from near and far, for the modern bohemian and wild at heart.
Welcome! I'm Mary, a floral & fibre artist, passionate traveller, former florist of 9 years and the Neurodivergent activist + creative behind MARANTA, currently based in sleepy Devon & creating everything in the MARANTA studio...
Maranta is inspired by global style, tropical coastal living and a nomadic way of life. The seeds for this small business journey were planted in my mind on long isolated, meandering travels along dusty palm tree fringed roads, and visits to bustling labyrinthine markets. My hope was to bring back a dose of the tropics and the nostalgia of sunshine living, with me on my return to the U.K.
After travelling to the Amazon rainforest, I resolved to give back as much as I can to environmental and cultural preservation projects, which are key to fighting climate change, habitat destruction and preserving way of life for communities that are on the frontline.
I hope to draw attention to the process and skill of handcrafts. As a devoted floral and fibre artist, I am unable to work a busy factory line and I can only produce one piece at a time, therefor every order is slowly and thoughtfully put together by myself with care. I am passionate about the synergy between sustainability, slow and conscious living and I hope this is reflected in my work.
I encourage reconnection with traditional crafts and natural fibres, consciously choosing to buy artisan goods with a longer life, giving back to the Earth & communities, promoting inclusivity and embracing a sustainable, slow lifestyle ~ these are the core ethics and values that I am passionate about which drive me in my development of Maranta.
A passion for floristry with longevity motivated me to launch Evermore Dried Florals in early 2020 after 8 years as a florist. I am drawn to and specialise in unusual blooms, tropical florals and statement botanicals which typically last many years due to their robust and hardy nature. These botanicals are rooted in escapism, encapsulating the natural organic shapes, colours, textures and feel of different landscapes. Each statement piece takes me on a journey as I make it and my hope is that my clients too find escape in these beautiful designs that are made to last.
At Maranta you will find beautiful dried florals with soul, handcrafted textiles, homewares and lifestyle products inspired by exotic coastal living ~ for dreamers, wanderers and modern bohemians.
Thank you for following the Maranta journey this far, I hope you find something you love...