Our founder, Rachael Rapinoe, has a deeply human experience with the concept of ‘wellness’ starting as a child suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, in a family with a long history of addiction and mental illness. The mental and emotional pain she felt as a young child was combined with the physical pain of playing soccer, collegiately and professionally, and the many injuries she endured. Undergoing multiple knee and ankle surgeries, opiate abuse and severe bouts of anemia, eventually sidelined her for good in 2011. Her passion for finding all-natural tools and building healthy wellness routines throughout her life inspired her to start Mendi.
In 2019, Mendi launched a suite of all-natural CBD tools designed to keep active lifestyles empowered. By helping with sleep, stress, pain and fatigue, our line-up of plant-based CBD solutions have helped thousands of people get back to thriving. Our quest for designing the best products particularly lies with our passion for serving women, to help with her busy days and sleepless nights. Because we all win when she's feeling her best.
We innovate in service people, designing products our community actually needs. All of our CBD solutions are the building blocks of full body recovery, to be conveniently used as part of your everyday wellness routine. Whether you're struggling with feelings of anxiety and stress, sleep disturbances, pain management or daily fatigue, we got you covered. Keeping you feeling your best is our ultimate goal.
I have experienced deeply human struggles throughout my life, including many emotional and physical ailments. As a natural born athlete and competitor in soccer, basketball, track and field, swimming, biking and running, I have pushed my body to the limits. After severe bouts of anxiety and panic attacks, injuries and opiate abuse, I have come to understand that smarter full body recovery can lead to a much more fulfilling life.
During my quest to find trusted, non-toxic, plant-based CBD solutions that met my standards as an elite performance coach and health specialist, I was inspired to start Mendi. With a simple yet powerful goal in mind, I started creating products that empowered athletes and active lifestyles to help them feel their best, naturally. Building an inclusive, approachable, sincere and bold brand championing women, marginalized communities and sustainability was a no-brainer.
My background in sports science, wellness, ecommerce, product and brand development, and advocacy have shaped Mendi today. We strongly believe that being involved in every step of the process ensures the highest quality ingredients, formulations and premium Oregon hemp extracts are being delivered right to your doorstep, always.
Yours truly, Rach