We love when Makers are passionate about what they do! Although their paths may have been different, our two featured Makers this week followed their lifelong passions to eventually create products they love and want to share with the world.
Ulrika, owner and founder of Unna Bakery, didn’t always know that she wanted to be a baker. She had grown up in Sweden and lived there until she was 25, baking traditional Swedish cookies alongside her mother and grandmother. From Sweden, Ulrika moved to Miami to study graphic design. After 15 years working as a designer, she realized that her heart just wasn’t in it, and it was time to switch things up! When baking came to the top of her list of favorite things to do, it became clear to her what the next step was. She found a food incubator called Hot Bread Kitchen in New York City, who she credits with her success so far. Without the staff and other incubators, Ulrika knows that her dream would have been much harder, and potentially impossible to achieve.
Now she’s living her dream and baking the recipes that have been passed down through her family for generations. Tradition dictates that they be made by hand, with very few ingredients and no preservatives. Although it’s not a requirement, Ulrika tries to use as may organic ingredients as possible as well! Find her delicious cookies here on Direct Eats. We love the Raspberry Caves and the Vanilla Dreams!
founder, Mira Herman, knew 30 years ago that when it came to skin care, there had to be a better option. Products with artificial ingredients were filling the shelves and “organic” wasn’t yet the buzzword that it is today. While these products may temporarily help moisturize, cleanse or treat your skin, in the long run they are not healthy for your body or for the environment.
As a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Mira knows that your skin can be a reflection of your overall health. She wanted to create an organic product that was not only functional, but also did not harm her customers or the environment, and was soothing and enjoyable to use. She started Rosemira 7 years ago, and while the formulas may have changed, the quality hasn’t. Each product is still made in-house in small batches by hand. Mira also believes that every woman deserves to feel and look beautiful, so Rosemira provides free products to a local women’s shelter as well as other local charity events.