Anna – Sales and Marketing
I know Marcus since our childhood. After a couple of years of working as an economist and with some experiences made in marketing, I devoted myself to my family and my two children. For me, re-entering into working life at Manitober was the ideal solution to combine my values and my competencies. I am responsible for marketing and distribution.
Iris – Communications and PR
I'm Iris, responsible for communications and PR at Manitober. Beforehand, I’ve been working in an agency for more than eight years – a time where I learned a lot but found little sense. After that I was responsible for the marketing of a Hamburg start-up initiative. With my work for Manitober I combine my love for sustainability and (childrens’) fashion. And have children – one of them is a little boy with long blonde hair and his favorite color is purple. We’re often confronted with old fashioned gender clichés which leaves us quite frustrated. One more reason why I support Manitober as an advocate of gender neutrality in childrens’ fashion.
Marcus – Founder and CEO
I'm Marcus, founder and CEO of Manitober. After more than ten years in the clothing industry, I founded Manitober in the fall of 2017 with a desire to do it better. Better in the sense of sustainable, conscious, fair, free. As a father of two children, I’ve had the chance to make many points of contact with children's fashion and have been able to observe what needs parents have and what I missed myself. Since then, Manitober stands for me as an alternative to commercialized mass products far from pre-defined gender definition. Manitober should offer parents, families, friends a sustainable, fair alternative and sees in our children an open-minded, tolerant and courageous new generation.
Nina – Communications and Editorial
I am Nina. I graduated in german literature and history and since August 2020 I am also a midwife. After a few years as an online editor and project manager in the agency world, I developed the wish for a more meaningful work with more meaningful clients. So in Summer 2017, I started my training as a midwife and in 2018 also started supporting Marcus and his idea with Manitober as an editor. I am responsible for press, public relations and editorial/social media matters.
If you want to go further (and if you understand german), check out these articles about us:
Home story with Homtastics
Interview with Alf from Grossvrtig
Article on A family affair
Interview on Luna Magazine
Detailed interview on oh jaja Blog