Founders, Mario and Lynn Callaway, created Ollie & Otto based on the idea that skin and personal care can be simply made, effective, and impactful. Ollie & Otto creates environmentally and socially conscious products that are safe for the entire family. For every product purchased, O&O provides clean water to one person in need for one year.
Ollie & Otto was inspired by the family's patriarch, Ollie, and in memory of his son, Otto. Ollie was an artisan who made many of the family's household goods from scratch. Mario and Lynn want to harken back to a time when things were handcrafted and less really meant more. Inspired by nature and serenity, Ollie & Otto is tucked away in the Shawangunk Mountains of Upstate New York.
Surrounded by artisans and makers as a child, Lynn always found herself creating things. It was that passion that led her to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After making many skin and personal care items out of necessity due to her sensitive skin, Lynn felt compelled to share her passion for creating natural skin care products with other families in mind.
Lynn's favorite O&O product is the Shea Butter Cream.
After studying environmental policy & planning at the University of Michigan, Mario became passionate about finding solutions for the global water crisis. It was that motivation that inspired Ollie & Otto to provide clean water to those in need with the sales of products that feature all natural, ethically sourced ingredients.
During his free time, Mario enjoys foraging for wild edibles and spending time outdoors. His favorite O&O product is the Lavender Deodorant.