Hi, I am Rebecca Mary Dowling. I have been in the fashion industry for 30 years and have had three labels during this time. Wild, Urchin and Scintilla, which was a joint label with my sister Anna. We sadly closed our last retail store in Raglan in March 2020 and are now doing our own labels online. Mary and Magdalen , our middle names. Magdalen is still in progress.
After having many retail stores the time has come to simplify and go back to how I started.
Buying beautiful fabric , ethically made fabric sold in New Zealand but made in Vietnam and India. Hand cutting all the clothes myself and getting it sewn by my fantastic seamstress Teena
Mary is about natural fibres that breathe, simple flattering styles that can be worn casually or dressed up. Earthy colours teamed with beautiful prints. I am committed to using sustainable practices and ensure a high quality garment that will last for years while keeping the prices affordable.