Mariem is a footwear manufacturer based between Brooklyn and Puerto Rico by Karla Lopez Rivera. Mariem designs and researches components in Puerto Rico, and then completes their pattern-making, prototyping, and production in their studio in Brooklyn. Mariem shoes are hand crafted with attention to detail and are produced as one collection per year in small runs. Collections are based on classics and basics, focused on a beautiful blending of practicality, movement, and elegant aesthetics.
Mariem aims to usher in the re-emergence of footwear manufacturing in the US, and to be part of the movement creating consciousness around consumerism.