Anna Coridaß – 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.
Barbara – Rebuy Service
I am Barbara and responsible for the rebuy section at Manitober. So I receive your (no longer) used Manitober pieces, refurbish them and bring them back into the cycle so that they can bring joy to someone else. In the past I have worked in various design and PR agencies as well as companies, including six years in Ireland. Our daughter spent her first two years there. I really loved the country and its people, but in terms of gender stereotypes there is still more catching up to do than here. If a girl doesn't wear a pink dress there, it must of course be a boy... That's why I'm happy to contribute my part to a more colourful, diverse fashion world at Manitober and also to combine my hobby, the sewing, with my work.
Iris Jonak – Communications and Marketing
I'm Iris, responsible for communications and Marketing 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 kids’ fashion.
Lea Gries – Sustainability Management
I'm Lea and I've been supporting Manitober around the topic of sustainability for a few months now, after starting as a working student in the field of organisation in 2020. During my studies, my awareness of socio-political issues and social sustainability increased, the ecological one during my part-time job at the Zero-Waste-Café. For me, Manitober combines it all – but also fair cooperation, self-determined work and meaningful content.
Mareike Vollmert – Design
I'm Mareike, a designer at Manitober. I love colors, high-quality workmanship, sustainable materials and cool, timeless design. As a mother, it is important to me that children's clothing is comfortable and functional, with a focus on fun and not on gender clichés. And I'm looking forward to making the children's world a little more colorful with Manitober.
Marcus Kraft – 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 Lück – 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.
Lilly Zumholte - Creative Content Producer
I'm Lilly and I've been responsible for content production and online marketing at Manitober since March 2022. I've had a desire to work in fashion for as long as I can remember, but at the same time I had too many other interests to take it so seriously that by my late twenties I would have already seen the inside of every fashion editorial office. Instead, I first finished my degree (in cultural and sustainability studies), worked as a copywriter and in music PR, and started my own label. Here at Manitober, I can now combine what I particularly enjoy: working strategically and creatively at the same time for a meaningful product.
If you want to go further (and if you understand german), check out these articles about us:
Interview on Luna Magazine
Interview on oh jaja Blog