Meet Tellervo, our inspiring muse who modelled the new MOIMOI vegan bag collection for us.
It is easy to fall for Tellervo who is fun, vibrant, and super kind. We spent a lovely afternoon with her at the Lyceum Club of Helsinki, an inspiring space created by female thinkers and doers back in 1932, capturing the spirit of the new MOIMOI vegan bags.
Photography by Laura Iisalo
Hi Tellervo, how do you introduce yourself to people when you meet them for the first time?
I used to be a child and I try to maintain my playfulness throughout my life.
This is a hard one because in our society it’s normal to categorise people through their profession or other social status. This type of introduction is, of course, cognitively lighter, but I have an urge to see through the status even if it may tell a lot about a person, but I don’t want to assume that.
You studied law and graduated as a lawyer last year, congratulations! What do you plan to do with your degree?
My goal is to be an eternal learner and that’s way I’m interested in doing another degree in philosophy. As a lawyer who specializes in environmental law, I am interested in examining the implementation of environmental law principles in practice. More broadly: What does environmental justice mean?
What inspires you right now?
My friends who are committed to building a more equal and sustainable world while radically loving themselves.
What do you always carry in your handbag?
My phone, wallet and keys, a mask.
What is the most surprising thing you have in your bag?
Propolis extract to help me stay healthy.
What is the most important thing you consider when looking to buy a new bag?
Whether I need a new bag or not, aesthetics, sustainability.
If you could trade bags with anyone, who would it be?
With someone who needs an intact bag but can’t get or afford one.
If you could do anything in life, what would that be?
I want to move toward things I find meaningful to myself, other people and species. My dream is to live in a creative, self-sufficient eco village or a community with my loved ones. I would do practical work for the benefit of the community, which would not preclude working as a researcher, for example. However, my dream world is socially and environmentally sustainable and there would be a maximum of six-hour working day, four times a week.
Do you have a motto in life?
”I know that I know nothing”
You can find Tellervo on Instagram.