Gisele is an artist and mindfulness practitioner who has spent many years creating jewelry that serves as a tool for deeper meaning and purpose. She began her entrepreneurial endeavors in 1990. Gisele is a skilled calligrapher and originally owned The Calligraphy Gallery. As her jewelry progressed she developed a home line of chain mail lighting and created healing environments with interior design. Travel and spiritual teachings have played a big role in her designs and overall intention for The Barber's Daughters. From walking the Camino de Santigo Pilgrimage in Spain, meditation retreats with Thich Nhat Hahn in his monastery in France or a journey to India with founder of Keep A Child Alive, Leigh Blake, these experiences have all helped her create a clear intention to support and assist in the deepest possible way. In 2016 in addition to her handcrafted jewelry, she decided it was time to start carrying other products that help to support meditation and a mindfulness practice. Reflecting on the evolution of The Barbers Daughters, she decided it was time to change the name to better reflect who the company is now... Mindful Necessities. Gisele is involved with several charities including: Arms Around a Child, Keep a Child Alive, Toronto Hospice and the Monastics of Plum Village.