BONOBO'S CREATOR and THE MAKER of BONOBO CREAMS
"My path to the present moment has been adventurous, expanding, hilly and, above all educational. Being a little girl, I loved animals more than anything in the world, which led me to study veterinary medicine in Tartu after graduating from high school. It was an exciting and educational time, however life led me to travel the world after two years. A first in London for a couple of years, then to Australia, Asia, and to New Zealand. In the meantime, I spent a year studying design and crafts in the Estonian Academy of Arts and worked as a visual artist for the clothing brands Mango and Zara.
At one point, however, life gave me a new opportunity to find just that way and the goals that make me shine. Along with the new opportunity, my children came along, and they motivated me to look deeper into myself in many ways. The desire of the little girl to change the world grew into a sound knowledge that she can do it by starting with small steps. My interest in nature and clean and informed living continued to grow and deepen. At one point I began to make creams at home, which, to my surprise, has grown into BONOBO. The Bonobo brand is more for me than the products we sell - I sincerely wish that more and more women understand how important it is to consciously treat all that we do."
BONOBO's HERBAL SMUDGE CRAFTER
"I have grown up in a small farm, which is why it is always natural for me to observe the nature and carry the same rhythm. After moving to the city, I soon realized that I needed and missed the opportunity to combine daily work with plants and keeping pace with seasonal rhythms. I am getting closer and closer to it. Plants have become a great source of inspiration for me over the years. Our four seasons, and the resulting natural changes constantly offer joy of discovery, teach you to observe, appreciate and use the richness and diversity of the native nature. That is why I have gathered raw produce in the wilderness for various restaurants for several years now. For BonoBo I bundle different herbal smudges that help to discover the beauty and power of plants."
BONOBO's BODY BALM MAKER
“I am a seeker, a citizen of the world and a midwifery student. I have always liked to prepare, fabricate and mix up things. Most probably I inherited it from home. Body balm making started 3 years ago by preparing a Christmas present for a dear person. Totally unexpectedly, they turned out to be a great hit among my friends, and now they caress people in the cooperation with Bonobo."
BONOBO'S FACIAL TONIC CRAFTER
"During my life I have been dealing with quite a few areas, from history to rural development. Nature has given me inner strength in all times and 10 years ago I fulfilled my plan to move in the country, to the forest. From there started even a deeper path in discovering the plant kingdom, during which I also completed a course in the Bach flower remedies, got a diploma in gardening in Räpina School of Horticulture and now I am studying to receive a certificate in permaculture. Years ago, when distilling plants for the first time, I felt that there was something I wanted to learn even deeper and perceive even more precisely. Making a flower water is a great lesson to me when I experience the uniqueness of each plant, and I am increasingly enthusiastic about the ability of plants to transform our sensual world. I am delighted to offer face tonics made of herbs hand-picked for Bonobo with love and of pure spring water."