We have teamed up with amazing outdoor enthusiasts who are motivated to make this planet a better place to live for all of us. Our team is a group of like-minded people from all over Europe with different backgrounds but the same interest in living and promoting a sustainable lifestyle. Are you passionate about the outdoors, sustainable and high-quality sportswear and social media? Great, we would love to have you joining our TestBee team!
Our TestBees want to inspire you with their sustainable choices and active lifestyle. They share their picks, tips and tricks of our sustainable gear for making the most of the great outdoors and their favorite activities. Read on to meet them!
TestBee Jessica Bertolina
"Hello, I’m Jess! I’m an Italian content creator living on the Alps. I love roller skating and life outdoors, I enjoy exploring (and skating in) beautiful places. I care deeply about sustainability and our planet, I love sustainable and second hand fashion and everything diy."
Hobbies roller skating, ice skating and knitting
Sustainability in a daily life "I’m vegan, and I try to be as zero waste as possible. I try to buy from sustainable brands only, and prefer second hand options when available."
TestBee Katie Farr
"Hey, I’m Katie, a British photographer based in Chamonix, French Alps. Its a pretty amazing place to call home, I’m in my element ski touring, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and taking lots of pictures of course! When I’m not at home I’m on the road in our VW Campervan, it does an amazing job facilitating all our adventures and activities, taking us to places off the beaten track, letting us enjoy nature fully! Im super happy to be a TestBee, Weekendbee is a company that aligns with my vision and values. We all must do more to protect and sustain our beautiful planet!"
Hobbies skiing, ski touring, hiking, mountain biking, climbing and paddle boarding
Sustainability in a daily life "I adhere to a 'leave no trace' policy and make my clients aware of this too. I am vegetarian and recycle and compost at home too.
I participate in clothes swops with my friends and only try to buy new from sustainable companies."
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TestBee Kaisa Alanko
"Hi, my name is Kaisa Alanko. I’m a professional volleyball player, right now playing and living my dream in Italy. I have been playing abroad for 9 years in 3 different countries and still loving it. I’m a calm and happy person and I enjoy the small, beautiful things in life. In my everyday life I aim to do better and more sustainable choices. During the volleyball season, my favourite way to relax and recharge my energy is taking a walk by the sea. After the season when I return home back to Finland, I greatly enjoy all kinds of outdoor sports, for example trail running, tennis, golf, padel, cycling and beach volley."
Hobbies volleyball, fitness training, running, trail running, weightlifting, knitting and exploring outdoors
Sustainability in a daily life "I have been living in 5 different countries in the last 10 years and I have seen many different cultures. Where ever I am, I try to choose the best options in daily life like buying food or recycling. I love to discover the local food markets and buy local food. As a professional volleyball player my life has to fit in just one or two suitcases because I move from place to another, so "less is more" in this case works for me. I try to choose quality and durable pieces in my clothing too."
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TestBee Tim De Mazière
"Hello! I’m Tim and I’m from Belgium. Since 2017 I’ve been living a nomadic and sustainable lifestyle in a van together with my girlfriend Hanna (also a TestBee). I’m very passionate about outdoor sports and for me it’s really inspiring to share these moments of connectivity with nature and our physical selves. I’m happy to collaborate with Weekendbee with whom I share the same values with!"
Hobbies kitesurfing, vanlife, climbing, ski-mountaineering and whitewater kayaking
Sustainability in a daily life "We have been living in a van since 2017. Completely offgrid. On the electric side, that means we have been living of solar solely for all these years - I'm quite proud aout that actually. I wouldn't say we're vegetarians, but we very very rarely eat meat or fish. We do not buy clothes or other goods we do not need and try to make sustainable choices on the goods we buy."
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TestBee Hanna Vartia
"Hi! I’m Hanna, a Finnish girl who 4 years ago decided to change an apartment life in Helsinki to living in a van around Europe. Nature is one of my biggest sources of energy, and I love spending my free time with learning new skills in different outdoor sports. It was great to be a Weekendbee ambassador last year, and I’m excited to continue the journey!"
Hobbies vanlife, kitesurfing, climbing and whitewater kayaking
Sustainability in a daily life "I try to apply sustainability in my everyday choices: for example I barely eat meat, we like to go pick up trash on our free time and I want to buy high-quality and long-lasting items."
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TestBee Pauliina Mäki
Hobbies sled dogs and fitness
Sustainability in a daily life "I started recycling about a year ago, I only buy the things I need and try to choose sustainable products, I buy domestic products and food."
TestBee Riku Kylä
"I am Riku Kylä, a photographer whose pictures focus on nature. When traveling outdoors and on long trips, fellow travelers are acting a big part of the experience, everything is better together. My trips are usually focused northside of the Arctic Circle, where conditions can often change quickly. The worse the weather - the better the go!"
Hobbies photography, hiking, bouldering and swimming
Sustainability in a daily life "I live minimalistic in my 30m2 room and when in Helsinki I never use car. When I go to grocery store I always have my own bag with me. When I buy clothes, I buy what I really need and invest a little more money so I can get sustainable and durable, I want my clothes last longer than one year."
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TestBee Diyako Germiani
"Hi, I’m Diyako and I’m a multidisciplinary graphic designer and photographer. I love outdoor sports, spending time in nature and taking adventures, be it climbing a mountain, or discovering a new trail, or simply talking to a stranger. I hike, mountain bike, climb and run; and sometimes lift some weights too. Nature is very important part of my life. It gives us everything and wants nothing in return. We must act responsible and be mindful about the small decisions we make in our everyday life because everything we do has an impact on nature. This is why I’m proud to join the TestBee team and become a part of a community who share the same values as me."
Hobbies photographing, content creation, bouldering, mountain biking, hiking and lately trail running
Sustainability in a daily life "My partner and I know the great impact of small choices we make everyday on the environment. We know what we live, eat, travel around, and the things we buy have a HUGE impact. We start with our diet as our first step. We decided to avoid buying meat, become vegeterians and try our best to buy organic food whenever possible. We also try to be mindful about our other purchases for instance avoiding fast fashion, buying second hand and use sustainable transportation choices."
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TestBee Ronja Talala
"I am Ronja, a 21-year-old adventurous young woman from Eastern Finland! My biggest passion is traveling and experiencing / seeing new things. Nature makes me happy, so outdoor activities, hiking and camping are close to my heart. While traveling in my small van, I have lived among the mountains in Switzerland, on countless beaches in Portugal, next to the vineyards in France and so many more amazing places. What the future brings I do not know, but I am sure of many new adventures!"
Hobbies vanlife, hiking, yoga and reading
Sustainability in a daily life "I try to be as sustainable as possible. Using eco-friendly products for example dish soaps, body wash etc. I also prefer brands with sustainable clothing or shop at thrift stores."
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TestBee Siiri Stiina Järvinen
"My name is Siiri Stiina and I'm one of the new TestBees! I currently live in Southern Finland, but travel up to North as often as possible. I'm quite passionate group fitness person, but enjoy walking in the nature with my little Finnish Spitz as well. During winter time I do some cross country skiing and during summer time I prefer to hike either by foot or by paddling or packrafting. I'm super excited to get the chance to try all these sustainable brands on my adventures and share my experiences with you!"
Hobbies group fitness instructor, spinning, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, kayaking and packrafting
Sustainability in a daily life "Things I do for our planet: recycling, donating clothes, renting camping equipments for those in need, choosing cyclling, running and walking whenever possible, choosing local and vegetarian food and domestic shops and products whenever possible. Overall living a sustainable lifestyle."
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TestBee Fiia Ketonen
"I'm a 31-year old photographer and videographer, originally from South Ostrobothnia. I will be spending the next six months studying in Porto, Portugal. In the middle, I have lived in Sweden, Australia and Asia. Nowadays, I also enjoy exploring my beloved home Finland. I like to try and do a variety of different sports, but my favorite is definitely surfing. I also like to move outdoors as much as I can, for me it's the best way to relax and reset. Sustainable choices are close to my heart and I aim to improve constantly. I hope to inspire others to make those small, better choices in their life!"
Hobbies surfing and all outdoor activities
Sustainability in a daily life "Sustainable choices are reflected in my life through small daily choices; I try to choose sustainable clothes, cosmetics and food. I often choose second-hand and, if possible, also borrow from my friends. I try to make purchases only for pure need without impulse purchases. I don't own a car, so I try to walk and bike as much as I can, or use public transport. I also think it’s important to stay open minded to development and constantly try to learn more about a more sustainable lifestyle."
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TestBee Ida Sinisalo-Peltonen
"Hey! My name is Ida, and I spend a lot of time playing beach volleyball. It has given me the opportunity to see amazing places and different kinds of natures and cultures. I’m definitely a summer person, but the peace of winters has lately felt amazing. I dream of being partly self-sufficient, and since 80% of flowering plants need pollination, my journey begins from BEES <3 I will be a beekeeper this summer, and I'm beyond excited about it!!! I will share my bee hive journey with you. Playing beach volley brings up emotions, adrenalin and the competitive - sometimes talkative side of me. But outside the court I would describe myself as a calm but cheerful person that loves rather deep conversations and falls quite awkward with small-talk. The older Im getting, the more I have started to enjoy simple things in life, favorites being: Morning coffee, sun ray on surfaces, sauna after being outdoors, watching animals play, cooking and trying new recipes."
Hobbies beach volley, surfing, yoga, weightlifting, hiking, skiing, outdoor living and soon beekeeping
Sustainability in a daily life "I only buy stuff I need, but nothing else. And I always check how and where it is made. I eat local foods, mostly vegetarian. I recycle everything. When traveling, I compensate my carbon footprint. I use bicycle a LOT and love it. :)"
Sustainable choices are from Girlfriend Collective, Népra and Patagonia. Favorite pieces are the Népra Terra Tights, the Juno Longsleeve, Devold's sweaters and all the tops and shorts from Girlfriend Collective. "There won't go a day when I'm not wearing something from above. Sustainable and comfortable, cute colors describe my wardrobe the best."
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