on this episode of read receipt, we go live with athena hewett, the mastermind behind monastery made. what drew its inspiration from athena's grandmother in the greek cyclades, the monastery made studio was founded in San Francisco, in 2011 today, it reaches a widespread following of customers with a tightly curated collection of natural ingredients.

after more than a decade of study in skincare and esthetics, athena founded monastery made with the intention of using the world's finest plant oils and absolutes. each product is crafted in small batches in her studio, and boasts a golden standard of material.

she joins us talk the road to brand-building, founding her own studio, and bringing a decade-long depth of knowledge to fruition. we're happy to have her here with us, & we hope enjoy the show.