|Founder||Yvonne Perez Emerson|
Beauty, Health & Wellness
|Press Contact||Yvonne Perez Emerson|
Make & Mary believes in whole plant wellness and creates everything with this in mind. All Make & Mary products are formulated in-house with organic or wild-crafted and ethically grown botanicals. Through these products, their intentions are to raise vibrations, reduce inflammation, and of course moisturize! Make & Mary uses full-spectrum hemp extract in their beauty and wellness products and offers a unique line of aromatherapy creations. They even host monthly events and workshops at their brick-and-mortar in Portland, OR. These workshops combine plant medicine with making, and opens their world for consumers to make their own natural creations. Like their products, these creative gatherings are always focused on self-care.
As a women-owned, founded and BIPOC brand, about 95% of the brands Make & Mary carry in their store are BIPOC brands and other women-owned products.
Founder, Yvonne Perez Emerson believes in the beautiful and the functional - she approaches life with this in mind. For as long as she can remember, Yvonne has been a creative person with infinity to make with her hands, and embrace what nature has to offer. Yvonne had been crafting folk remedies for over 20 years and raised her family on tinctures, salves and natural beauty products made at home. When Yvonne got a little older, she followed the path of the artist and became a graphic designer. She went on to lead huge teams in the agency world, open her own studio, start a non-profit, host international design conferences and create community through public art and giving back. Having Make & Mary has given Yvonne the opportunity to share the love she has for holistic living, creativity, and community. In 2016, she opened up her studio and started Make & Mary with a workshop series. Yvonne wanted to create a safe place to explore the world of cannabis through heritage craft making with self-care at its root.
When she started the product line in 2017, Yvonne was using CBD for low back pain and as a way to balance out her energy. She knew the power that it held. Adding it to her formulations was a natural move. With the discovery of CBD, Yvonne became even closer to the plant. For her, it addressed growing concerns about aging and the effects it had on her skin and well-being. Since then, she couldn’t imagine a day without it. Plant medicine and creative self-care are a necessity, and Yvonne believes in the synergy and magic there.
Yvonne Perez Emerson
In 2016, Yvonne Perez Emerson founded Make & Mary as a place to experience the world of cannabis through art and design. This foothold into cannabis culture gave Make & Mary a worldwide audience.
Yvonne currently resides with her family in the Portland, Oregon area.