For the fourth Table Talk we invited the female founders Noël Graupner and Justine Potashnik of Nature First and Marie Eiffel of Marie Eiffel Market to talk about how they are building their sustainable, regenerative brands and the power of women.
Justine Potashnik + Noël Graupner
Noël Grauper and Justine Potashnik are the co-creators of Nature First laundry pods. Noel is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Justine is a serial entrepreneur who’s last endeavor was the beloved boho brand Bo’em. On a trip to India they discovered the soap berry, a fruit that grows on trees that has been used for centuries to wash clothing, hair and bodies. Inspired by the effective and non-toxic way to wash nearly anything, they created an all natural laundry pod with fully compostable, biodegradable packaging. Read more about Nature First here.
Marie Eiffel is the founder of Marie Eiffel Market, a cafe and marketplace and co-founder of Simms, a clothing and home decor store she shares with interior designer Christina Peffer. Both businesses are in the small, seasonal community of Shelter Island, NY. As an advocate of small batch, sustainable production Marie has been expanding her line of organic, handwoven clothing for men, women and children, supporting local farms and supplying artisanal foods. Read more about Marie Eiffel and the cost of doing business here.