Maria Karr, Founder of Rumore, On how the Ukraine crisis has impacted Russian beauty brands. Podcast summary & important quotes

Maria Karr is the founder of Rumore, a Russian based Beauty Brand. Maria came back to Skincare Anarchy to talk with Ekta about the Russia/Ukraine crisis and the effects it’s had on herself and her business. Maria speaks with such passion and gives us a closer look into the crisis from her point of view.

Here are some quotes from Maria, from her latest interview.

“The past few weeks have been very challenging, especially emotionally. Between Russia and Ukraine, there are so many cultural ties, and there are so many roots that are intertwined and they have been for centuries. So now, it’s really heartbreaking to see the tragedy that continues.”

“I do feel now, this negative sentiment is growing and luckily we’ve been so fortunate to have customers and partners and friends of the brand who have been so supportive.”

“Quite a few customers have reached out to us, saying how much they love us and want to come back and purchase more and be apart of our community despite the circumstances.”

“I read a story in the news that there was a restaurant that served Russian cuisine, and they were attacked verbally. However, the restaurant is owned by a Ukrainian family, and most of their staff is from Ukraine as well. I think it’s very important to look deeper, if you see something that is Russian, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s something that’s tied to the actions of the government right now.”

“It’s very important for people to differentiate between the actions of the government and the politics, and the people on the other side who are hardworking, honest, kind, and key members of their community. It’s incredibly important to draw this distinction between the two.”

“Regardless of the political situation, people should be kind to one another and be supportive.”

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