bellybutton owners

These five women and mothers are the heart of bellybutton: Ursula, Astrid, Netti, Dana & Katja

Here we present portraits of the bellybutton co-partners:

Astrid Schulte

Astrid Schulte

Astrid grew up in Muensterland, in central Germany. Having graduated as a Business Administration student at the ESB in Reutlingen and Reims in France, she went on to work in the following positions:

  • Kraft Foods, Brand Manager
  • Cartier, Marketing Manager
  • Roland Berger & Partner, Senior Consultant
  • Loyalty Partner, Head of Marketing/Sales
  • Richemont, Marketing director Northern Europe for Cartier

With  her three daughters Paula, Elena and Carla, Astrid lives in Hamburg.

Ursula Karven

Ursula was born in Ulm. She has been working successfully as an actress both in Germany and abroad.

In Germany, she was cast in various TV productions, such as „Club der grünen Witwen“ (ZDF), „Holiday Affair“ (PRO7). In 2005, she played in the ARD production „Tote leben länger“ and in 2006 and 2007 she acted in the series „Tatort“.

Alongside bellybutton, she is passionately committed to yoga. She is a successful yoga trainer and has launched a whole range of yoga products on the market. Recently, she opened a yoga studio on Mallorca. Ursula has an unfailing sense for new trends and fashion and constantly has great ideas for new products. She also attends many important PR events for bellybutton.

Ursula and her sons Christopher, Daniel and Liam Taj live in Berlin.

Ursula Karven
Dana Schweiger

Dana Schweiger

Dana was born in Seattle. Having started a course in Business Administration, she proceeded to study Esthetic Skincare at the Swiss Skincare Institute and worked as an international model.

Together with Katja and Ursula, she developed the bellybutton skincare concept. She was also intensively involved in the work around bellybutton’s children’s range „Kleine Welt“. As an absolute media pro, she also appears at many important press conferences for bellybutton.

Dana and her four children Valentin, Luna, Lilly and Emma live in Hamburg.

Katja Emcke

Born in Hamburg, Katja made a long-term dream come true when having graduated from secondary school she went to the United States, Syracuse, New York. There, she studied Business and worked for the advertising company BBDO as a consultant for clients such as Apple Computer or Adobe.

Katja regularly scouts new trends for bellybutton, she works on new product concepts and she is full of great ideas.

Katja Emcke
Anette Bode

Annette Bode

Netti grew up in Hamburg and then moved to New York to study Public Relations and Business. After her graduation, she worked in a PR company as a consultant.

Annette lives with her husband and her two daughters Ava and Helene and her little son Alexis in Capetown, South Africa.

At bellybutton, Annette is involved in developing new projects, such as the super cute new shirt line for kids - available soon at bellybutton!