“Mary Green is a visionary of ethical and sustainable entrepreneurship, a creative and compassionate strategy that other American business leaders might find rewarding, encompassing both good humanism and good business….along with her design skills, her commitment to creating better lives for people living in the shadow of poverty and deprivation throughout the third world. Mary Green’s signature is adapting and uniting the unique artistic skills of workers in various countries with their innate entrepreneurship. By doing so she has created stable business communities that have emerged to produce her exceptional fashion designs. It is her creative humanism that truly makes her a woman of vision.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,
in The House of Representatives,
The Congressional Record, June 20, 2008
“She is the queen of lingerie” VANITY FAIR ITALY
Mary Green has taken her love of both international travel and cultures and people of the world, and, with her great sense of style and design, has created an internationally recognized lingerie firm. The firm specializes in silk undergarments combining the beauty of the finest Chinese silk with the creativity and design sense that has always been her hallmark.
With Mary Green’s business savvy and sense of ethical entrepreneurship, what had started as a small business headquartered in San Francisco, has grown into a modest empire that counts over seven thousand vendor locations around the world with reps all over the U.S., Canada and the EEC. During the course of her business, Mary Green has become a hands-on vital force in undergarment fashions, turning Mary Green Enterprises into one of the most successful and trend-setting high-fashion lingerie firms. The high quality luxurious designs have become noted for bringing to the world of lingerie a vast and spectacular array of new colors, color combinations, prints and designs rarely found in this fashion genre.
The Mary Green/Mansilk designs have become a wardrobe staple for some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces including Renee Zellweger, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Kate Hudson. They are often featured on the top stars and starlets in films and leading television shows. The luxurious undergarments are displayed repeatedly in top fashion magazines around the world including InStyle, Vogue, Glamour, W, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Self, Essence, Marie Claire, Redbook, Allure and Lucky. Mary Green’s designs have also made their way to the O List, Oprah Winfrey’s personal recommendation of a product, considered the country’s most coveted and sought-after magazine placement.
Mary Green’s status as an international businesswoman has brought her invitations to serve on the Boards of Directors of top charitable and business organizations, including the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her business and humanitarian accomplishments were accorded international recognition when she was honored with the prestigious Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World Award. In 2006, Mary Green was invited to participate in China’s first high-end fashion trade show and was the only American lingerie designer present at this historic event. In 2008, along with the two founders of You Tube, she was accorded the Vision Award for world leadership. Her recent CILA Award wins have made her the only designer to have won the fashion industry’s prestigious trophy on two consecutive years in multiple categories.