If there is one word that defines Marae, it is tradition. Not only because they have decided to keep the factory in their native Zamora, or because their children’s garments have a classic traditional cut. But because, although it may seem incredible, they continue to maintain the same chain of work as always; from the spinning to the finished garment and bagging. A great process of creation and tailoring.
This laborious and, in their case, manual process can take them an hour and a half, or two. Time, which doesn’t really seem like much when you discover all the phases and guidelines they have to follow. Read on to discover the whole process of creation and tailoring of the Marae coat brand.
This long production line has many different stages; waxing the wool before weaving, weaving on knitting machines, and boiling, drying and ironing the textile. After these first steps, they cut each piece by hand and sewn. The sewing process passes through many hands: from the preparation of the piping to the finishing of the small details. From there, the first ironing is done to shape the garment.
Once the product is finished, it is time for quality control, where they check that there are no excess threads, as well as that there are no defects or impurities in the wool. “It is a very costly manual process, in addition to the fact that we use 100% merino wool of the highest quality”, says Raúl Escudero, CEO of the company.
The commitment to quality, to tradition and, of course, to the Spain Brand, has a cost – not only in money, but also in time. A long process of creation and tailoring. But that is what makes them unique. And that is why their coats, capes and trencas have such a big impact in our country and beyond. In fact, we can find some of their models in the wardrobe of the English Royal Family. A recognition, without a doubt, of all their work.