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Mullein & Sparrow | Brooklyn, NY

Crafting luxury, vegan and natural beauty products.

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Mullein & Sparrow's vegan beauty products.

Company Description…

Mullein & Sparrow is a luxury, vegan beauty line crafted with care in Brooklyn. We believe that plants can be powerful and that authentic beauty naturally unfolds from pure formulas and high-quality, effective ingredients. That’s why all of our products are 100% natural, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.

I started my business because…

When I was younger, natural makeup and skincare was not as widely available as it is today, so I had to try many products to find what worked for me. I learned a lot about quality, where things come from, who makes them, and for whom. I quickly realized that a lot of products that were packaged as green beauty were in fact far from it and the companies that were actually organic and green were still not formulating with efficacy in mind, so it only made sense for me to start making my own products.

What makes my company unique…

Mullein & Sparrow is unique because I’m one of the few small batch makers who went to school to study skincare and herbal medicine. Ayurveda has always been a part of my lifestyle by way of my Indian heritage, and I’m able to bring my actual lifestyle into my products versus following a trend. I bring years of experience working with women and their unique skin concerns to my formulations.

Mantra I live by…

The Robert Frost poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is my mantra (“I have miles to go before I sleep”).

You should vote for me because…

I am living proof of the American dream. I migrated to New York as a young girl, and turned my lifestyle into a career, and my dreams into a reality. If chosen as a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, it would give me a platform to extend my reach in encouraging and inspiring other women to build more businesses and not be afraid to take leaps.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Grow my reach internationally. We have had a lot of international interest and are working toward becoming EU compliant.
  2. Find a domestic manufacturing partner who adheres to strict compliance guidelines and shares my values especially with product ingredients and quality control.
  3. I want to realize philanthropic goals through my company. I believe in giving back and it has always been a life goal to empower myself so that I am in a position to help people. Thus far, we have contributed to Farm Sanctuary and ACLU.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Resilient beyond belief. They have to earn everything every step of the way. Nothing is handed to us.

Being a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow would allow me to…

Realize the true potential of my brand. The opportunities associated with this program would expose me to networking opportunities, business education, brilliant advisors, and would allow me to invest in continuing the growth of Mullein & Sparrow.

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