Startseite » Company » Philosophy Philosophy. Our Scandinavian heritage shapes the MARC O’POLO philosophy of a liberal and open-minded attitude: “The Freedom to be Yourself.” MARC O’POLO is based on an idea that, in 1967, ran counter to the spirit of the time. Our founders were convinced that natural materials such as cotton, linen and silk made for better products. Their attitude – to bring their own ideas forward, to value individual personalities – is deeply rooted in our corporate culture and philosophy. From how we treat our employees and colleagues to the products that we design, the freedom to be yourself is our guiding thread.