Hi, nice to see you here!
We are Quinten and Lorraine. A couple for 12 years and since we started sobbo two years ago, business partners as well. We would like to tell you how sobbo came about and why we believe sleep and sustainability are so important.
It all started about three years ago. I (Quinten) had had neck and back problems for years, but now it got so bad that it woke me up at night and was no longer myself during the day. I started looking for a solution. Through thorough research I ended up with a buckwheat pillow. After a few nights of sleeping on this pillow, I was excited and surprised at the same time. It worked! And this could help so many people, why didn't anyone around me know this concept ?!
In the meantime I (Lorraine) was busy with the last year of my fashion design bachelors at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. I learned about the negative impact of business and specifically fast fashion on people and the environment. As ‘designer of the future’ I have the responsibility to do something about this. This inspired me enormously, but it also frustrated me. The possibilities for running a company in the fashion world in a fully sustainable manner were limited. When Quinten spoke lyrically about the effects of his pillow, I immediately saw possibilities: this product can be made completely sustainable.
In this way all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, we proved to complement each other well in the business area and the idea for sobbo was born. Together we delved into the importance of sleep and became even more enthusiastic. Sleep is so important to be the best version of yourself. And only then can you take good care of yourself, but also of others and our planet. in our eyes, sobbo was a great opportunity to help people feel better both directly and on a large scale.
We want to do more with sobbo than to deliver a great product that can improve your health. Our dream is to be a source of inspiration and to continue to push our boundaries in the field of product innovation and sustainability. The world would be a lot nicer if we all do our bit and help each other where we can. We both strongly believe in that. Do you too?
Quinten & Lorraine