Her Business: Gandang Kalikasan, Inc. (makers of Human Nature natural personal care products)
Why She Loves Being a Mom: I am surprised by all the awesome things that kids do and say every day.
The Idea: My husband Dylan and I, together with my sister Camille, were in the US in mid 2007 till early 2008 to advocate for Gawad Kalinga. Whilst there, Camille and I noticed the growing eco-lifestyle trend and that green labels were no longer niche products but were starting to mainstream. Dylan also noticed that a lot of the raw materials for natural products could be grown in the Philippines. With these observations we set out to start a company that could provide Filipinos with top quality and affordable natural and eco-friendly products and provide better livelihood to local farmers. We came home in mid 2008 and Human Nature was launched in November of that same year.
The Inspiration: The brand Human Nature was conceptualized by my sister Camille, who is also one of the founders of Gandang Kalikasan. She was inspired by the play on words of how humans should love nature because we were designed by God to be stewards of his creation and in so doing, nature will love us back by providing us with everything that we need. Humans are at the heart of nature and we should use these resources responsibly by caring and providing for the poor.
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