The DNA of Maison MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS is to offer tailor-made clothing. We also sometimes transform clients’ old clothes to create new contemporary outfits. However, in addition to the know-how and the aestheticism of our pieces, it is above all a thoughtful consumption of clothes with a timeless style, which have not travelled around the planet twice and which will last. This responsibility extends to our accessories and fragrances, 100% made in France.
Concerned about our environmental impact, we pursue this same commitment through choices made on a daily basis.
PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF THE COMPANY
Since 2020, we have been buying our fiberboard boxes from a little factory who hires disabled adults. Also the pouches for our mini bottles of perfume are made by an association which women professional reintegration. Finally, the Maison MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS pays a great attention the development and well-being of each of its employees.
Concerned about the quality of our olfactory creations, we now offer fragrances without preservatives*, which are considered as probable endocrine disruptors. We have also removed the controversial UV filters** and, with the exception of our first fragrance B683, we no longer use dyes, thus reducing our customers’ exposure to chemical compounds suspected of disrupting our health.
*Suppression of BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene), an antioxidant believed to be an endocrine disruptor and to have the potential to bioaccumulate in aquatic species.
**Removal of Covabsorb (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (and) Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (and) Ethylhexyl Salicylate), an anti-UV filter considered to be an endocrine disruptor and : tests conducted by Givaudan show that the stability of both Marc-Antoine BARROIS perfume is satisfactory even in the absence of these two controversial substances.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT
Since 2019, we have chosen to remove the cellophane wrapping from our perfume boxes, replacing it with a self-adhesive hologram label that guarantees the authenticity of our products without the use of plastic. Our packaging, in addition to being reusable, since the boxes are sized to accommodate postcards for example for the perfume boxes, is entirely recyclable. On a daily basis, we reuse all the newspapers and cardboard boxes we receive as cushioning material in our parcels.
These are small gestures for our planet that are coherent with our convictions without devaluing the quality or integrity of the products of Maison MARC-ANTOINE BARROIS.
100% MADE IN FRANCE
In the near future we hope to be able to give our customers the opportunity to refill their bottles in our store.