Maya's Ideas


Premiered as a concept during my 2013 TEDTalk, Asali and The Pollinators is a whimsical action-esque adventure series about Asali, a bee that lives in the land of Ethafauna a lush and mysterious forest brimming with a colorful civilization of creatures. Asali and her group of friends that's comprised of a hummingbird, bat, butterfly, moth, and kinkajou fight strange evil forces that threaten their way of life and their home.

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Founded in 2008, Maya's Ideas is an award-winning slow fashion brand creating sustainable, artisan crafted, accessories and clothing made from organic, recycled, and vintage materials. Founder and CEO, environmental activist, artist, eco-designer and 3 time TED Speaker Maya Penn founded the brand at just 8 years old from a passion for art and design and a drive to tackle the negative impact the fashion industry has on the environment. Now at 19 years old, Maya and her eco-friendly designs have been featured in Forbes, NYLON, Marie Claire, Business Insider, Grist, Sustainable Living Guide, Wired, TIME, O Magazine, and more. Maya's Ideas is always experimenting and on the cutting edge of sustainability, even utilizing innovative sustainable practices and technologies such as biofabrication.