Anato crafts exquisite products that nurture your body and cultivate care for the planet. Responsibly sourced from trees, we make your skin glow while our forests grow.
Anato is a regenerative lifestyle brand based in Santa Cruz, CA.
Our 'closed-loop' business model is based on using renewable resources (tree crops and perennial plants) to create products that offer you solutions to plastic pollution and inform you about regenerative agriculture.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT ?
We aim to go beyond sustainability (sustaining the land) and instead, reach for the regeneration of our planet by planting the renewable resources we use: perennial plants and trees.
HOW THIS ALL SPROUTED ?
it all began when I was a kid, diagnosed with an immune deficiency
- Céline Jennison, Founder and Chief Alchemist
I was ten and kept on getting ill - the doctors sent home with paracetamol and told me rest. Eventually, my mother brought me to a herbalist who was able to cure me through herbalism and a slight change of diet. I became mesmerized by the power of plants early on. Determined to uncover the best way to feed the world sustainably, I set off to college to study ethnobotany at Cornell, renowned for its Plant Science department. Alongside my studies I volunteered on countless farms to better understand how to harness the power of nature through biomimicry. I developed a passion for perennial crops and agroforestry systems due to their ability to provide food and an array of other ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration— of paramount importance to remain within our ‘planetary boundaries’. Determined to gain a better understanding of forest ecosystems, I pursued a Masters at Oxford and ended up undertaking my fieldwork on the island of Hawai'i to study indigenous agroforestry systems and cutting edge forest restoration practices.
Digging deeper into food issues, I soon became aware of the issue of plastic pollution and waste in general. This lead me to launch the non-profit Plastic Tides with two undergrad classmates in 2014. The team combines adventure & science to tackle ocean plastic pollution via Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) expeditions & story-telling.
ANATO melds my lifelong journey concocting herbal remedies and skincare, my passion for truly sustainable agricultural practices and my experience at Plastic Tides to offer solutions to climate change via consumer products that nurture our bodies and the planet that sustains us.
When I'm not working in my studio developing and perfecting Anato products and packaging, you’ll find me surfing the world-class surf at Steamer Lane, ski- touring in Lake Tahoe or windsurfing with my family and racing my younger brothers along the water.
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