I have a graphic design background and worked in advertising, creative direction and brand activation for the last fifteen years. The state of the planet and living in balance with it have always been matters dear to my heart. Becoming a vegetarian was therefore a natural step in my life. Now I am on a path to learn more about having an even broader conscious lifestyle.
The idea to create One of Us came alongside the birth of our first son. Being parents gave us the will to create a sustainable brand for kids that was suited to a more relaxed and conscious way of life. A world where children are reconnected with nature, family values are treasured and community life is nurtured. Later on, we invited a longtime friend to join us in this adventure.
Constança, a marine biologist at heart, has been roaming for the last fifteen years on a journey to better explore the relationships between marine and human ecosystems. She spent the last ten years abroad, between Brazil and Denmark, mostly writing many reports on sustainability for scientists, politicians and the public." (Inês, Francisco Oliveira Bastos & Constança Belchior)
We work from home and since this is a small business we wish to grow slowly and sustainably, we only work with small factories in which great conditions and fair salaries are prevalent. All of these factories are based in the North of Portugal. We maintain regular visits to follow our products and to assure the best quality is delivered to our citizens. We actively support CrescerSer Children's Association ” (Inês, Francisco Oliveira Bastos & Constança Belchior)