Karoline Hestnes is the co-founder of the eco-fashion clothing line, A/BARENESS. Before taking her talents to fashion design, Karoline worked as a make-up artist, stylist, and fashion editor in Norway for six years. She moved to Nepal in 2011 to participate in an exchange program through the Norwegian Peace Corps, focusing on sustainable and ethical fashion clothing production. From there, she co-founded A/BARENESS with Anne-Marthe Fossum in January 2013. The brand launched in Norway in May 2013.