Who is M&J
M&J was founded of a desire to create products of style and beauty, while building a business that holds true to ideals of integrity and fairness to other people and to the environment as a whole. Each of our products is designed and developed with the aim to tread as lightly on the planet as possible and do business in an ethical manner.
Ethics play a central part in our business. We wanted to feel good about what we do, whilst ensuring that our customers get excellent products, service and value for money. Using recycled glass tumblers costs four times as much as standard virgin manufactured glasses. Packaging with vegetable-dyed boxes sourced from the UK — rather than mass-produced, chemically printed boxes shipped from across the world — also costs a bit more. But with the challenges we as consumers (and as residents of this planet) face today, operating without consideration for sustainability is a luxury we can no longer afford.
M&J London is constantly discovering fantastic like-minded suppliers (all based within the UK and Europe) with solid commitments to high ethical and sustainable standards. We are proud to be part of the ever-growing community of UK businesses who are proving that quality consumer products can be made without engaging in a race to the bottom in terms of materials, production and labour standards.
M&J London is owned by Jennifer McNabb.
Jennifer McNabb is the founding partner of M&J Ethical Luxury. Born and raised in the New England region of the USA to Northern Irish parents, Jennifer graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and then moved to London to pursue a career in the fashion industry. During the 15 years she spent working as a designer in High Street fashion, Jennifer witnessed the growing influence of 'fast-fashion'. At each step along the supply chain, from retailers down to textile manufacturers, there was increasing pressure to deliver products ever more quickly and ever more cheaply. As fashion became ever more competitive and globalized, fast fashion flourished while labour and environmental standards deteriorated. Product quality suffered while inequality flourished.
Taking the old saying 'Be the change you want to see in the world' to heart, Jennifer launched M&J Ethical Luxury in 2012 in order to build a business where ethical practices and sustainability and quality are the fundamental building blocks of the bottom line.
M&J London's flagship line is a unique collection of scented candles, with scents inspired by travels around the world and the bustling life in cosmopolitan London, two of Jennifer's great loves. Studies have shown that of all our senses, scent is the most powerful memory trigger. We want to create the scents that conjure favorite memories of wonderful places and shared moments — and we hope they will do the same for you!