MARCO BAGA was founded by Russian-born, New York- based accessories designer, Marina Gil-Lemesheva.
Marina was three months short of completing her MBA in Economics when she decide to move to New York. The life changing decision landed her at the Fashion Institute of Technology pursuing her artistic dream of accessories design.
As a FIT alumni with she has experience working for design houses such as Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Theory, BCBG and many others. Before, expressing her own values through her luxurious hand bag line.
Marina's experience let her see the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the fashion industry, This lead Marina to the creation of her own accessories brand - one that is founded on values and ethics that are in line with her own belief system.
Marina strongly believes that the fashion industry has a very crucial influence on the world but despite the whimsical nature of fashion, it can also be very harmful to the environment, the workers, and to you, the consumer!
MARCO BAGA is driven by three major principles:
Zero-waste: utilizing materials to the last drop, donating and recycling
Cautious sourcing and production: carefully selected suppliers and handpicked materials
Giving back: 10% of all of our profits go to various non-profit organizations
Marina hopes that MARCO BAGA can help inspire, educate, and make the world a more beautiful place - inside and out.