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SAHAR MANSOOR
SAHAR MANSOOR Founder

What do you do in your position?

I have had diverse positions at Bare Necessities ; from making the the products in my kitchen (in the early days), shipping them out, to cleaning my mum's kitchen in the aftermath, working with stores to retail our products, to spending my weekends at pop-up markets, conducting trash talks and DIY workshops, and coding the website at nights. Today at Bare Necessities, I ideate on new projects and initiatives to make our work more inclusive, consult on zero waste and sustainability projects and work on developing our overall mission alongside this amazing team!

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

That’s a tough one! Going to cheat and say our Bare Necessities Zero Waste Starter Kit, because it’s got everything you need to start the transition to low impact living!

What's your life mantra?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

RITIKA KARNANI
RITIKA KARNANI Business Strategy & Finance Advisor

What do you do in your position?

I look after financial health of the organisation. I help to prepare strategic plans to ensure we meet our business and social goals. I find it very interesting as well as challenging to apply commercial strategies that improve social and environmental well-being.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

Bamboo Toothbrush - Simplest way to reduce plastic at home, I reused the handle of the toothbrush as a garden marker in my balcony garden :)

What's your life mantra?

This is the time; this, the moment! Whatever you put off for the ‘right time’ never gets done, because there is no right time other than the one right now — when the idea and the mood strike you. Do not put off the things that are important to you.

 

SHABREEN TAJ
Manufacturing and Operations Team

What do you do in your position?

My role is very diverse and very fun! From being a slight eco-geek when a company wants to become more sustainable to talking to various people about the importance and urgent need to be more conscious and mindful of the environment.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

My fav has to be the busy bee lip balm. It smells yummy and is super smooth, more importantly, does the job better than any other lip balm!

What's your life mantra?

“All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed” - Sean O’Casey.

MOULI PAUL
MOULI PAUL Creative Head

What do you do in your position?

It’s a beautiful opportunity which has been given to me to form the visuals of the brand. From planning out social media posts to photo shoots to brainstorming about what would make Bare stand out. It’s fun and something which does require a lot of thought. And, I love doing it.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

Till now I have just used the steel straws and have absolutely loved them.

What's your life mantra?

“Make good art” - by Neil Gaiman

 

 

 
TIM dE RIDDER
TIM dE RIDDERSustainability Consultant & Education Officer

What do you do in your position?

I am formalising the consulting wing of the organisation, which includes waste audits, sustainability plans, zero waste/ circular economy training and environmental awareness programs among other areas. I also help in operating business development and manage Bare’s Linkedin page.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

The Straws!

 

 

 
PRAKASH
PRAKASH Operations Manager

What do you do in your position?

I am responsible for all the operations aspects at Bare Necessities. I help bring our products to market, make our products readily available to our wonderful customers.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

Annato Spa Bar : An Anecode

What's your life mantra?

People forget how fast you did job-But they Remember how how well you did it.

 

 

 
RESHMA
RESHMA Manufacturing Team

I am on the manufacturing team at bare

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

Rosey cheek make up remover to take off my kajal

What's your life mantra?

Keep smiling :)

 

 

 
MEHUL MANJESHWAR
MEHUL MANJESHWAR Marketing Team

I am currently responsible in helping ramp up our Marketing initiatives as Bare continues to scale. This includes designing communications to keep our following happy and engaged with our vision of helping communities and people live a sustainable, zero/low-waste lifestyle.

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

Pack of Spa Bars (4 different wonderful fragrances) - This has to be my favorite Bare product because of the creativity that goes into creating the various soaps. The smells are amazing and unique, completely different to soaps you’ll ever find elsewhere.

What's your life mantra?

“Come from a space of peace and you’ll find that you can deal with anything” - Michael Singer

 

 

 
Giovanna Jagger Global Partnerships Director

My "job" is to raise awareness of the amazing Bare Necessities products across the globe! If you are a business (no matter the industry) who wants to reduce waste and believes in using sustainable products, I would like to speak with you!

What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities?

The Mini starter kit. It is an easy way to change habits and do good very quickly!

What's your life mantra?

“Do not compromise, you’ll regret it. Never leave people behind, you’ll need and miss them. Do not stop until you have reached your goals!”

 

 

 
Mentor and Advisor: Sanjay Prasad
 
Operations Expansion Advisor: Afshan Mansoor
Branding Marketing & Communication Advisor: Kirthana Krishnamurthy
Packaging illustration & design: Nirupa Rao
Zero waste blog illustrations: Noorain Ahmed
Bare Necessities Product Pictures: Neel Bhupathi, Vanmayi Shetty & Varsha Sastry