What led you to create LINNÉ botanicals?
I started making skincare from natural and edible ingredients for my mother and sister when I was ten years old. My sister, then only 7 years old, had perfect skin, but years later she developed cystic acne. She began a course of Accutane while I was studying botany and herbal medicine, so I decided to focus my thesis work on improving the health of her skin through safer alternatives. Together we iterated until we had what is now known as BALANCE face oil. Her skin is now radiant, clear, and scar free.
What is the mission behind LINNÉ botanicals?
We created this line for hardworking people like my sister. We know busy schedules don't always allow for the healthiest practices, or elaborate routines, so we aim to provide a healthy, effective, simple-step protocol (indicated in roman numerals- a reference to the taxonomical classification system developed by our namesake, botanist Carl Von Linné). All our ingredients and components are scrupulously sourced with the health of our customer, and planet, in mind. Whether your self-care regimen be a quick, nonchalant act or a sacred ritual we want to provide the highest quality product for an experience that simulates the results, and has the feel of, a luxury spa.
What are the exciting plans you have for the future of LINNE botanicals?
LINNÉ would like to work more intimately with our suppliers, whether they be foragers, farmers, or chemists, and work towards making our operation more sustainable.
What does the ELEVEN SIX brand mean to you?
LINNÉ resonates with the ELEVEN SIX philosophy: the commitment to sustainability, support of indigenous culture and industry, and the appreciation of artistry and craftsmanship. The clothes feel unique and special, but are unfussy - perfect for hardworking women like us!