About Made With Love
In 2007 designer Mary Jane Marcasiano formed MADE WITH LOVE. Her idea was simple – support the production and sale of products that provide a fair income for women – and in turn raise funds and awareness for projects supporting under resourced women and children in the same countries.
About Founder Mary Jane Marcasiano – Fashion & Costume Designer – Film Programmer & Producer – Social Entrepreneur – Nonprofit Leader
Marcasiano founded her design company in 1977 after graduating from Parsons School of Design and was honored with the Cartier, DuPont, Cutty Sark and Wool Knit Awards. Her design work is currently centered around costumes for dance, film, theater and for Grammy Award winning singer and Unicef Ambassador Angelique Kidjo. In 2007 Marcasiano created the Made with Love Project, dedicated to supporting women's crafts, and children's aid programs, in Brazil and Africa. A recurring theme in Marcasiano’s work is the culture of Africa and the African Diaspora. Marcasiano serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships to Cinema Tropical, a nonprofit promoting Latin American cinema in the US and as Director of Development to IMPACT Repertory Theater, a program for under-resourced youth in Harlem. In Spring of 2019 Marcasiano received her Masters Degree from NYU Gallatin for her Thesis "UpScale: Scaling Up Nonprofit Capacity". Her Masters studies focused on the intersection of Art, Nonprofits and Social Change.
MADE WITH LOVE PRESS
Made With Love's African Bangles as
seen on Coldplay's Chris Martin on
the cover of Rolling Stone
In 2008 through 2010 our recycled rubber African bracelets were sold on the COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA world tour. Thank you Chris Martin and Coldplay for supporting ASAO's wonderful work with women & children in West Africa.
Made With Love as seen in