ABOUT THE FOUNDER
I am Živilė, originally from Lithuania. I have studied Fine Art in UK. In 2016 I travelled to Indonesia to learn a traditional textile craft art, Batik. After almost a year’s experience I came back to Europe, slightly confused and deeply touched by the amount of plastic waste I had seen in Indonesian streets, rivers and ocean. When I came back home I understood that here in Europe it is not much different, we just have better infrastructure to hide the amount of plastic we consume. I felt the need to do something about it and this led me to think how to be less dependent on industrial products.
This is why I started to learn about the properties of plants and to incorporate them in cold-pressed soaps. After sharing my small soap batches with family and friends, I decided to take the next step and create the Dygo brand.
With the time Dygo has expanded its horizons and now also offers other solid cosmetic products, workshops and a blog about plants which can be used in beauty products, but also for textile dyes. Botanical dyes have become a big part of my everyday artistic research, which sometimes will pop up at dygo.studio as well.
For me Dygo, which actually in Lithuanian means “it germinated/sprouted”, is an on-going learning, growing and discovering process, which I want to share with you!