The first step marlies|dekkers took to become more transparent is by signing The Transparancy Pledge in 2019. This Pledge helps apparel and footwear companies’ demonstrate commitment towards greater transparency in their manufacturing supply chain. By making a company’s supply chain transparent, it helps the company to collaborate with society in identifying, assessing, and avoiding actual or potential adverse human rights impacts.
In the same year marlies|dekkers signed up for The Open Apparel Registry, a neutral and publicly accessible database of every facility in the global apparel and footwear sector, for the purposes of enabling industry collaboration and improved identification of factories.
Besides signing up for these initiatives, we openly share our plans, progress and vendor base online on our website and are we continuously working on our supply chain transparency.
NO ONE like me
As liberal and open-minded as Marlies Dekkers is now, during her childhood she was equally conservative. „Every night, I would be on my knees, praying my Hail Marys.“ Still, that period is precious to her; it has shaped her into the power woman she is now. This year, Marlies celebrates being in business for 25 years, the perfect opportunity to look back at her milestones.
Governed by NO ONE
Flame-haired, brave-hearted and always dressed to dazzle, Elizabeth the First, also known as England’s ‘Virgin Queen’, is one of the most unforgettable women in history. Her glorious reign is known as The Golden Age ~ a period that saw the birth of Shakespeare, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the emergence of England as a world power. It lasted almost 45 years; Elizabeth’s legacy as a feminist icon however, has already spanned nearly 5 centuries. “My sex cannot diminish my prestige.”
Only 11 days after he beheaded his second wife (the flamboyant Anne Boleyn), King Henry VIII married a pale, fair-haired maiden called Jane Seymour. Who exactly was this girl, and what had made the king so besotted with her? To this day, historians don’t quite know what to make of her.
Glamour, the magical power of persuasion