Sahar Mansoor, Founder and CEO, Bare Necessities, Zero Waste Solutions

Sahar Mansoor, Founder and CEO, Bare Necessities, Zero Waste Solutions

The Brand Called You welcomes Sahar Mansoor, an environmentally conscious business leader. Sahar is the Founder and CEO of Bare Necessities.

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Overview

The Brand Called You welcomes Sahar Mansoor, an environmentally conscious business leader. Sahar is the Founder and CEO of Bare Necessities. In her own words, she is a ‘circular economy nerd’. Sahar is also an author of her book, Bare Necessities. 

In this episode with host Ashutosh, Sahar shares her story of setting up a zero waste brand in India. While working on a project, Sahar got the opportunity to learn about the waste infrastructure system, management and segregation on a grassroot level. After this she decided to attempt living a minimum waste life. Informing us about her brand, Sahar explains that Bare Necessities is a social enterprise that focuses on creating environmentally conscious products. 

Sahar shares some very helpful tips for people who wish to switch to a minimum waste life. She explains little steps we all can take for living an environmentally conscious life. She also talks about composting and its increasing preference among people. She believes that a little goes a long way. Sahar talks about her business and the many talented artisans who bring it to life. Her venture offers sustainable options for our food, travel, self care and kitchen needs. She throws light on the importance of having a change driven attitude towards sustainability. 

They further discuss her book Bare Necessities: How to live a Zero Waste Life. It is a very fun and colourful do it yourself guide for people to attempt a zero waste life. 

Sahar is driven mostly by hard work and that has led her to achieve incredible results!

Profile

Sahar Mansoor is the founder and CEO of Bare Necessities, a zero- waste social enterprise. She is a circular-economy nerd, a voracious learner and a curious traveller. Sahar is co-author of ‘Bare Necessities – How to lead a zero-waste life’ Published by Penguin Random House. 

Sahar has obtained accredited degrees on environmental topics in India, the USA and England, becoming a University of Cambridge alumni.

Her business offers zero-waste personal care, lifestyle, home care and educational products and services, including online sustainability courses called ‘Zero Waste in 30’ and ‘Sustainability in 30’. She has also volunteered in Guatemala, Jamaica and the Democratic Republic of Congo for humanitarian projects. Her time working at the World Health Organization in Geneva and SELCO Foundation, on implementing decentralized renewable energy projects in rural Karnataka, enabled her to build Bare Necessities from the ground up. Her work has been recognized by Google India, Al Jazeera, NDTV, Vogue, Elle, Femina and India Today, among others.

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