Our Story

Jack & Mary Designs studio is located in York, Maine. Founder and Designer, Marilyn Robertson began the company in 2004 with bags and purses, until a custom order brought back memories of her mother recycling clothing into amazing new items.

Jack & Mary Designs uses sweaters that would have otherwise ended up in landfills and upcycles the wool into practical fashions with style, and has added different accessories to include scarves, hats, bun warmer skirts, and the famous Memory Mittens.

Sweaters are cut, and colors and patterns are creatively placed together in a pleasing manner that is then sewn into a finished product. Even unattractive sweaters can be repurposed it into something beautiful.

Jack & Mary Designs was named after Marilyn’s parents, as she and her company are the perfect combination of both style and practicality.

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Our Quality of Goods and Standards of Service

Handmade items are thoughtful, high-quality, one-of-a-kind, green, sustainable, supportive, customizable, and made to last because someone took the time to create something with thought and care.

Wool fashion has been a valued commodity across cultures for centuries. The organic material is biodegradable, can breathe, and is naturally good for your skin and body. Besides being a great insulator, wool is antibacterial.

Each item made by Jack & Mary Designs is thoroughly cleaned and inspected, hand-assembled into a sewing kit for our local sewers, and then inspected again after it’s sewn together. If there is ever an issue with your upcycled wool mittens, hat, headband, skirt or any accessory, we will always allow our customers to exchange products.

To care for your items and to keep their integrity, Jack & Mary Designs advises hand washing and air drying.

Visit Our Open Studio!

Visit our open studio! We're there Monday through Friday, 10am until 4pm. Just give us a call first to confirm you're coming at 207-994-2106, or schedule an appointment.

Our location is 71 Organug Road in York, ME. Take the left fork at driveway.