Manitober is a sustainable childrens' clothing brand from Hamburg. All our products are gender-neutral and made from ecologically and socially acceptable materials under fair conditions in Europe. However, we live sustainability not only in the aspect of ethical production, but also in an extension of the product life cycle. That's why we offer a lifetime return policy on all our items: after their use, they can be returned or sent back to us. We check the condition of the garments and then offer the customer a coupon, depending on the condition oft he clothes. We repair and clean the returned pieces and then offer them back again as refurbished items – with a 12-month warranty.
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.
Iris Jonak – 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.
Lea Gries – Intern (Organisation)
I'm Lea, I'm in the final stages of my studies in Metropolitan Culture and on an internship at Manitober. During my studies, my awareness of socially relevant issues and social sustainability increased, the ecological one during my part-time job in the zero-waste café. For me, Manitober combines both – in addition, 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.
Nina Stephan – Sales and Rebuy-commissioner
Like Marcus, I studied clothing technology – even at the same university. A lecturer led me to Manitober for my thesis at the beginning of 2020. Besides the social and ecological compatibility of the production of clothing, for me one of the most important aspects to a more sustainable fashion industry, is how we use our clothes. As part of my work, I have therefore dealt with the recycling of childrens’ fashion and now also take care of our return and recycling concept at Manitober.
If you want to go further (and if you understand german), check out these articles about us:
Interview on Luna Magazine
Detailed interview on oh jaja Blog