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Our Story

Clean water for everyone, everywhere

Our Story

Who is Marie-Stella-Maris?

We are a Dutch lifestyle brand and social enterprise, offering natural care products, luxurious home fragrances and natural mineral water.

We care for water
We strongly believe that people have the right to live in dignity, which includes the right to clean, safe and accessible (drinking) water. Having access to clean water will empower people to take control of their lives and build their own future.

For each product you purchase, we donate a fixed amount towards clean drinking water projects worldwide. > Discover our full care assortment online.

"Having access to clean water will empower people to take control of their lives and build their own future."


The founders, and how it began

It started with Patrick Munsters (r.); after a successful career in fashion he wanted make a change and inspire people to consume more (social) consciously. 

When in 2010 the United Nations declared access to clean drinking water and sanitation to be a human right, Munsters got inspired.

A year later, in 2011, he and his business partner Carel Neuberg (l.) founded Marie-Stella-Maris, a social enterprise, to contribute to improving access to clean drinking water in the world.

UN Resolution 64/292 - The Human Right to Water and Sanitation.

Why Water and Care Products?
Water, sanitation and hygiene are the basis elements behind Marie-Stella-Maris. To realize access to clean drinking water, it is of great importance to also focus on sanitary services and hygiene. The direct link between clean drinking water and hygiene has inspired Marie-Stella-Maris to introduce natural care products (2014) in addition to their assortment in mineral waters.

here to lean more about the ingredients we use and our product philosophy.
How it works
1. You buy & contribute

For each Marie-Stella-Maris product you purchase, a fixed amount goes to clean drinking water projects. For our natural mineral water we calculate a contribution of 5 ct/L and for our care products a contribution of 5% of our turnover. 

2. We calculate & donate

Each month the total contribution of all the sold products is carefully calculated. This amount will be directly transferred to the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation.

3. Together we can make a difference

Thanks to your contribution we can make a difference. With all supported clean drinking water projects we already provide over 27.000 people with access to clean drinking water.

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Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation 

"Access to clean drinking water projects for everyone, everywhere."

The Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation is dedicated to increase access to clean drinking water worldwide. The Foundation realizes this through financially supporting projects focussed on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

The Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation has been able to support 11 projects, providing over 27.000 people with access to clean drinking water. 

For more information please visit the foundation website: