We share our third chapter of the CARAVANA Freethinkers 2021 Edition today in celebration of International Women’s Day with femme flora, Paloma Teppa.
Paloma planted her own seed that blossomed into Plant The Future: a biophilic design studio that centers itself in creating designs for urban structures across the world. Collaborating with architects, interior designers, and real estate developers, Plant The Future is nurturing the organic symbiosis between humans and nature.
How and why were you inspired to create an art and design company based around plants and the natural world?Firstly, I am so happy to be chosen by my family CARAVANA to be part of the Freethinkers program, and most importantly to be part of International Women’s Day. I love CARAVANA, and I love how CARAVANA makes me feel; the natural cotton, the handmade garments are so wonderful and I highly recommend as a woman to wear their pieces where you can enjoy your power while wearing it. What inspired me to open Plant The Future was my need to be connected with nature, with the natural environment. Living in the city, I think it is key to now and always have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful energy of plants.
Why do you feel it’s important to incorporate elements of nature into our lives? Incorporating natural elements in our life helps us reconnect with our self, our soul, and our purpose. It’s like reconnecting with the whole universe.
Incorporating natural elements in our life helps us reconnect with our self, our soul, and our purpose. It’s like reconnecting with the whole universe.
What are some of the challenges you’ve faced in spearheading your brand? Do you feel there is equality for women in this realm of business, or do you feel women are still grappling with sexism and inequality?One of the biggest challenges I faced during the process of creating my business was that to survive, I was more connected with my masculine side. Now, my challenge and my new awakening are to connect with my genes and my female energy.
How can we keep inspiring younger women to pursue their dreams and to challenge the status quo or archaic systems that hold them back?I think that this is a wonderful moment for the young women around us, a moment of awakening, a moment of rebirth, redesigning, rethinking, and reinventing the life we want to live. So to all young women, I would love for you to know how free you are, how powerful you are, and how much we need you. We want to see in this magical, beautiful world, all the female energy together and supporting one another. To be reborn and redesign the world we live in.
We are living in a wonderful moment for the young women around us. This is a moment of awakening, a moment of rebirth, redesigning, rethinking, and reinventing the life we want to live. So to all young women, I would love for you to know how free you are, how powerful you are, and how much we need you.
Mother Earth is the life force that births all things of our natural world. Just as Mother Earth has created humans, Paloma has created this beautiful testament to nature and for future generations to flourish along with our planet.
We are very proud to say that 85% percent of the CARAVANA Familia are female. We celebrate International Women’s Day hand in hand with divine women like Paloma, our tribe, our familia of Artisans, and devoted contributors to our dream of the future.
Enjoy our conversation with her on being a female business owner and all things green and growing on our Instagram @caravana.land.