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Team

      
Founder: Sahar Mansoor 
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
  
Business Strategy & Finance Advisor: Sonal Jain 
What do you do in your position?
I look after strategy and business finance. What started off initially as an occasional friendly consult on financial matters with Sahar has evolved into something meaningful and entrepreneurial. Along with streamlining finance functions, I find myself working on new initiatives from a commercial angle - looking pricing policies and pitching to potential clients. My primary function continues to look into funding needs of Bare, analyze KPIs and set out our growth projections & targets.
 
What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities? 
I personally love using my Bamboo toothbrush, cause it's the first thing I use every morning, and it helps me understand the great impact little changes can make on the environment.   
What's your life mantra? 
To paraphrase Karl Marx, philosophers have described the world in million different ways; the point, however, is to change it!
 
Operations Manager: Ganesh Babu 
What do you do in your position?
My position at Bare Necessities is to ensure all the day to day operations go as smoothly as possible. My role also requires me to be the glue between the manufacturing unit and all our store partners.
What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities? 
 My favorite products are the Lemongrass and Lavender Bath Salts because they are very relaxing after a long day. I also really enjoy using the recyclable steel straw for my coconut water.
What's your life mantra? 
To be friendly and helpful with everybody I come across in life's journey.
 
 
Manufacturing Lead: Aseya Banu 
What do you do in your position?
I bring all the products to life, with great care and attention.  
What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities? 
The Herbalist Soap is my all time favorite!  
What's your life mantra? 
 
 
Sustainability Consultant and Youth Engagement Officer: Harsha Patil
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.
  
Creative Head: Vanmayi Shetty 
 
What do you do in your position?
 My role at Bare Necessities is to continuously refine and develop a visual language that is specific to our brand. From creating all the visual content to figuring out new communication strategies for Bare, I love to do it all!  
What's your favorite product from Bare Necessities? 
 It has to be a tie between the Peppermint Party Toothpaste that I wake up to every morning, and the Busy Bee lip balm that goes everywhere I go.
What's your life mantra? 
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou
 
 
 
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 BhupathiVanmayi Shetty  & Varsha Sastry