Yidir grew up in Merzouga, one of the gateways to the Moroccan Sahara Desert. He has always found the desert’s sheer vastness, its peace and tranquility most inspiring. He was touring nationally some years with his band Imodda before taking care of organizational affaires at yoga travel agency NOSADE.
A native of Marrakesh, Maha has always been exposed to different cultures, both in her international school in Morocco and when she lived and studied in the UK. Maha currently acts as the manager of the Heritage Museum in Marrakesh, which fostered in her an insatiable curiosity for Moroccan history and its tribal ethnography.
Currently based in Bangalore, Ritu Arya is a blogger, textile design graduate as well as a freelance stylist and design advisor. Since 2012 she spends most of her time running her blog RazzleDazzlePickle, which brings together her two passions music and fashion. Ritu is also one of the two co-founders of Drum and Bass India, a music community.
Founded in 2012, BEAUTYCALYPSE.com stands for beauty as the force of good that will save the world. Here, style-savvy readers find inspiration and information how to make genuinely sustainable lifestyle choices – organic beauty and skincare, slow and fair fashion, green travel and more – without giving up on great style or on their principles.
Nandan Bhoopalam is originally from India and has made Lisbon his home for 5 years. He currently owns and runs a vegan restaurant called Princesa do Castelo in the old neighbourhood of Alfama and teaches cooking courses around Europe. He loves travel, food and meditation.
Andrea Bury is a marketing expert, story teller and social entrepreneur. After having lived and worked in several countries in Europe she moved to Marrakesh in 2007 to renovate a riad - the AnaYela, a "Place of Inspiration". Living there inspired her to create ABURY. Today she is living in Berlin, the birthplace of the ABURY flagship store.
Founder and creator of the website www.lifestylekiki.com; a space where Ecuadorian fashion, art, and culture diffuses in its spaces, characters and lifestyle. This has created new ethnic spaces as a support for artists and the fashion culture.
Ellie Cleary is the founder of Soul Travel Blog, a blog that looks to help travellers create positive impact through mindful and responsible travel. A Londoner born and bred, Ellie lived in Amsterdam for the last 6 years, and is now living the nomadic lifestyle. When not travelling or writing about it, Ellie can be found reading practising yoga, or relaxing with good food and wine.
Eluxe Magazine is an international sustainable luxury publication focusing on all things related to eco-luxury living: From eco-chic fashion and natural beauty to organic food and responsible travel. Eluxe Magazine delivers stories and inspiration online every single day.
Fairaway is an online travel platform with a strong focus on sustainability. Fairaway connects travelers with travel professionals in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. Each trip is 100% tailor-made and therefore unique. There is a strong focus on personal contact with the locals by traveling.
Sayali Goyal, a graduate from the University of Arts London, is a textile artist and creative consultant who believes that travel is a soul searching journey allowing her to experience all things she feels passionate about like philosophy, architecture, culture, food and art. She is a nature lover and vintage collector.
Rhea Gupte is a photographer, artist, creative director, consultant, stylist and writer. She runs a website called FUSS as an extension to her portfolio, reflecting her interest in fashion, travel, art and creative projects.
Ruth is a British fashion designer living in Canada specialised in woven cloth structures and how to create texture, pattern, and strength in fabric. She’s the winner of the ABURY Design Experience 2017 and is spending six weeks with the crafts community Sabahar in Ethiopia to design the new ABURY collection.
Innovative, creative and well-rounded Graduate from Northeastern University, Boston. Growing up in 11 different countries instilled adventurous, culturally and politically curious qualities. She has experience working in multiple entrepreneurial business settings managing digital marketing, inventory and customer relations.
Bart van Kersavond has been searching for art in the public space for more than ten years. What started as a hobby has turned into a way of life over the years, which he portrays in his blog urbanpresents.net. Wherever he goes, his journey brings him to creative spots in which he feels especially at home.
Pooja Khanna shares her passion for baking and all things related to food at 2 Bliss of Baking, a platform for amateur chefs, home cooks and food lovers appreciating good food looking good. Pooja has been a food photographer and stylist on many food photoshoots and her photos have appeared in various publications and dailies like Mid-Day.
Yogini, writer and entrepreneur, Renée founded Soulié in 2013 to prove that conscious consumerism could change the world by creating economic development while preserving cultures and craft traditions. She currently lives in the US with her husband and son.
Pinky Lilani is a food guru, author, motivational speaker and internationally acclaimed champion for women. She is the force behind the annual Women of the Future Awards and the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, amongst others. Winner of several awards she was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by BBC Radio 4.
Nisrine Merzouki started the website Dinners & Dreams in 2009 as a journal of her favourite Moroccan recipes. Since then it has evolved into a vegetarian website filled with wholesome plant-based recipes that are simple and tasty. Nisrine finds happiness in creating a meal with whole natural foods that carry the promise of life and wellness.
Kate is a freelance consultant and branding expert. She works with fashion businesses to help them tell their story and grow their impact, reach and sustainability initiatives. Previously, Head of Events Marketing and Operations at the Ethical Fashion Forum, Kate left London to spend a year on the ground in India researching the impact our decisions have on the people who make our clothes.
After her studies abroad and exploring the world for many years, Lara returned to Berlin in 2015 and ever since combines her passions cultures, communication and writing by working as part of the ABURY family. Lara is the editor-in-chief and admin of the One of a Mind blogzine by ABURY.
With a Swiss mother and a German father, Nina has always been interested in different cultures and languages, especially after living and working in Spain for one year. Three years ago, Nina moved to Berlin and started studying anthropology and linguistics. Right now she is interning for ABURY in Marketing and Communication.
Graduate student at The American University of Paris with a passion for sustainable fashion recently joined the ABURY team in efforts to gain hands-on experience and a first look into the authenticity of ‘true’ fashion. She is also in the process of writing a thesis for the completion of a Master’s in Global Communications with a focus in sustainability.
Patrick Rosenthal is freelancing as a food photographer developing recipes for various companies. He is also the owner of “Workshops & Retreats", a company offering workshops for bloggers. In January 2016 his first book “Ich machs mir einfach - einfach lecker” ("Keeping it simple - simply delicious") was published. Patrick is the owner of the blog www.patrickrosenthal.de.
Lynn Sheppard lived full-time in Essaouira for more than two years, travel writing, supporting local non-profits, blogging and becoming an expert on all things Swiri (ie. Essaouiran). Lynn now divides her time between Essaouira and Edinburgh, where she is studying Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Mandy Sinclair is the owner of Tasting Marrakech (food and cultural tours of Jemaa el Fna) and founder and managing director of Say Something Communication, a PR agency in Marrakech specialising in travel and lifestyle. She arrived in Marrakech Morocco in 2011 for five months and just hasn’t been able to leave!
Vidushi is a digital entrepreneur who shares her passion for food through visual storytelling, personal essays, and culinary adventures on her website Sprig & Vine. She is a food writer, recipe developer, stylist, and photographer currently based in Kolkata (India).
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Bandana Tewari is best known as the fashion editor of VOGUE India and it is easy to say that she is an expert when it comes to global luxury brands. She grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas in India, studied English literature from Irish and Nepalese nuns and eventually earned a bachelor's degree in literature and master's degree in communications and filmmaking in New Delhi. Apart from VOGUE India, Bandana has been contributing to international as well as local fashion publications.
Georg Andreas Suhr is an international brand consultant with over 25 years of experience as a creative director in the fields of design, fashion and lifestyle. He is a lecturer at private universities in Germany as well as India and since 2012 he’s been partnering with the Indo-German project “cocccon - creativity can care” to follow his passion for ethical fashion and design.