We were proud to partner with Marlette for our August kitchen box, and today we’re sharing a bit of their story with you.
In 2009, two sisters hailing from the Île de Ré decided to create their own line of mixes for baked goods, with the aim of making it easy for busy people to bake delicious treats made with the best quality ingredients. The dry ingredients- flour from local farms, salt from their Atlantic island home, sugar and cocoa from fair trade producers- are all organic and ethically sourced, a good choice for producer and consumer alike.
Their choice of name for the company was simple- taking their own first names, Margot and Scarlette, the brand became Marlette.
By the next year, thanks to an unprecedented success at the Saveurs trade fair, Marlette’s initial line of 18 different mixes was being carried at over 50 different locations, most notably at Galeries Lafayette and at the Bon Marché’s Grand Epicerie.
Four years later, they opened a café on the rue des Martyrs in Paris’s 9th arrondissement. Scarlette, having spent a year in Sydney experiencing its famous café scene, knew the importance of pairing their cakes and pastries with good coffee, and thus the sisters were sure to source from the best partners possible- coffee from the roasters at Coutume, dairy products from Beillevaire, real “Prince de Paris” ham, and organic teas from Lov Organic.
Today, Marlette has 3 café locations- the original on rue des Martyrs, the second on rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, and the newest in the BHV Marais department store- never once letting their commitment to quality organic, ethically sourced ingredients waver.