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Our Founders

Meow Meow Tweet was founded in Brooklyn in 2009 by Jeff Kurosaki (they/them) and Tara Pelletier (she/they).

The pair, who met in art school, possess an innate openness and curiosity that led them to wonder why a gift of handmade soap left their skin feeling so much better than a commercial bar. Together, they set out to learn everything they could about making soap at home. The result was a creamy, skin-nourishing formula that received accolades from family & friends. Bolstered by the positive feedback, they went on to found their all natural vegan apothecary Meow Meow Tweet, named for their two beloved cats and Jeff’s bird.

From soap to natural insect repellant and deodorant to a complete facial regimen, Meow Meow Tweet is committed to creating pure, all natural, plant and mineral-based formulas. Drawing on Tara’s background as a chef and herbalist, all goods are developed as if they were modern culinary dishes. All of the packaging features whimsical illustrations by Jeff.

Along with Meow Meow Tweet, Tara and Jeff work together as a collaborative artist team, where they create sculpture, music and performances. The team relocated to Northern California in the Summer of 2021. Surrounded by a new city and old growth forests, they continue to find inspiration to infuse into their art, and their cherished brand.


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