Inspiring women: Tamara Arbib
Mumpreneur and philanthropist, this founder’s ethically sourced, vegan drinks business has attracted fans from Europe, Australia and the US…
Name: Tamara Arbib
Co-founded: Rebel Kitchen in January 2014
Start-up elevator pitch: Natural, affordable range of coconut-based kids and adult drinks
Industry: Food and drink
Follow her: @rebel_kitchen
Why is she impressive?
Tamara Arbib wants to transform the UK’s approach to food, health and sustainability. Having previously founded The A Team Foundation charity in 2010 to educate people to eat healthier, Arbib is now driving her healthy food mission home through her start-up Rebel Kitchen. Launched with her husband in 2014, Rebel Kitchen offers a range of vegan “mylk” drinks made from a base of ethically sourced coconut mixed with water. The drinks range, also void of additives, preservatives, and refined sugars, has secured listings with Waitrose, Tesco, and many other stores, and its appeal has also translated overseas. You can now find Rebel Kitchen in 20 global territories and it is continuing to expand distribution in the US; recently gaining listings in the Wholefoods Market Northern California region. Arguably more impressive; Arbib has achieved all this in the space of two and a half years while raising four children under the age of 10.