Get to Know Nana
Rooted in a deep sense of social responsibility and a respect for the environment, Nana Solutions offers products that are derived from sustainable growing methods. We either grow ourselves or work exclusively with small local farms that employ permaculture methods, which maximizes self-maintaining and beneficial connections between various plant, insect and animal species in their natural ecosystems. This allows not only a great diversity of plant life to grow on farms, but also allows them to grow without the use of pesticides.
Who We Are
Nana is a small family-run company committed to growing, producing, and sustaining natural foods and ingredients we know best. Because we are located in the tropics and employ refined and more efficient traditional methods, you now have the opportunity to explore oils, nectar, herbs, and other natural products you may never have thought of to include in your overall well-being.
Team Nana & Fellow Farmers
Teddee Phinpathya, Co-Founder
Meet Teddee. After spending a good amount of time in the U.S. corporate arena, it's now all about getting back to basics for this ecopreneur. Simple, unadulterated ingredients, superfoods, and natural products are what she’s really in search of these days. But she admits she still gets excited in the stationery section looking for that perfect pen that makes her bad handwriting a tad bit neater.
Teddee was born in Los Angeles, California, and holds an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University. She splits her time between Hollywood, where you can often find her hiking in the neighboring hills, and Thailand, which serves as a home base while traveling Asia.
Jay Promsuwan, Co-Founder
Jay grew up along the Southern coastal town of Lang Suan in Chumphon Province, Thailand. Her maternal grandparents helped raise her while her parents made a living as educators, who also began registering for plots of land in what was an unexplored rural area called Lamae to initially grow organic bananas for export to Japan; rubber, palm, and coconut trees for domestic consumption. Other native fruits and vegetables were also part of the landscape and were regularly brought to the dinner table. Together they cultivated the land after their day jobs and school, and on the weekends. Jay would follow Dad around as he chopped down overgrowth with his machete and help him gather leaves and branches for compost. This hard work, discipline, and knowledge of these jungle-like ecosystems are what Jay brings to us at Nana Solutions…and to you.
Jay was born in Lang Suan, Chumphon, and holds a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Thammasart University, Thailand. She is an avid hiker, loves dogs, and is an advocate for the environment and sustainable crop growth and fishing.