Born in Borneo and raised in tropical Malaysia, Natalia has lived in a world abundant with coconut trees. A former hotelier with significant experience in sustainable tourism leads her to develop a strong go-green mindset.
Immersed in her own Asian culture, since her childhood she has been living with and consuming different types of coconut products in the form of coconut oil, water and milk, using them to cook and bake - well-known uses by many in her culture. Believe it or not, virgin coconut oil has saved the life of one of her friends. He suffered from gout for many years, a painful ailment affecting body joints. In Borneo, many locals consume virgin coconut oil as a natural remedy and faithfully, he took it. Today he is fully healed, running around steadily thanks to the benefit of virgin coconut oil.
Since a young age, Natalia has been living with these treasured coconuts and it is her dream to create an all-round, plant-based coconut project making use of the roots, fruit and leaves to create a versatile range of culinary and cosmetic products. This is just the beginning of the Nizuw Coco movement. In her sunny tropical homeland with neighbouring countries growing coconut trees, locals view coconut as one of the most valuable trees in life for as long the tree continues to thrive. As an avid coconut lover and believer, she wants to openly share “the wonders of the coconut” and her own real-life experience to guide people into an even deeper understanding of how this magical Tree of Life can be further cherished.
Julien is a man who appreciates simplicity and authenticity. Born and raised in France, he studied science and international business before working for a range of major industrial groups for over 10 years.
Underpinned by values of respect for women and men, nourished by human relationships and diversity, he wants to find greater purpose in his life; to contribute more in a society which finds itself at a new turning point.
In a world where stress weighs heavily on people’s health, where respect for the environment is a secondary consideration, where certain business practices damage product quality by putting negative pressure on producers and suppliers. We are obliged to find another way.
Organic and fair agriculture that incorporates waste recycling processes is one of the adequate answers to such issues. At a time when environmental matters and wellbeing are more crucial than ever, the desire to act pushed Julien to create his own project. A project resolutely turned towards the future; a natural and humane project.