Maria Kastrup Lausten
Maria Kastrup Lausten, Cand. Merc in Marketing, Business & Social Sciences, Aarhus University.
I am educated in the retail industry with a focus on textiles, trends and fashion. In this connection, I became particularly interested in working methodically to create good customer experiences, digitally as well as in the physical space.
Subsequently, I studied further and took a bachelor's degree in Business Economics and Sustainability, as well as a master's degree in Marketing at Business & Social Sciences at Aarhus University.
After several years in a large international company, I could feel that my old dream of becoming independent was really stirring. The idea of creating something from scratch and building something that creates value for others was sufficiently enticing that I dared to take the leap.
In my family, over many years we have built up quite a few relationships and connections with Africa - especially Nigeria. It has been an important source of inspiration for creating mumutane, which is my personal dream and ambition to create a brand within interiors and lifestyle that connects the African tradition of colors, patterns and prints with the Nordic design and fashion tradition. I believe that in the meeting between different cultures, new interesting expressions and imprints arise, which create lots of joy and value.
The fact that we also have a strong ambition to create jobs and thus better living conditions in Africa is not just a bonus, but a fundamental value at mumutane, which we also hope our customers appreciate.