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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

SONAL JAIN Business Strategy & Finance Advisor

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!

ASEYA BANU Manufacturing Lead

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!


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 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 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 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 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 :)

 

 

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