Gemma Colao

1st January, 1970

Gemma Colao

Having worked in the fashion industry around the world for 15 years, Gemma Colao first discovered the power of CBD whilst living in California. Working as a designer in the fast-paced and stress inducing fashion industry, the long days, late nights and crazy deadlines started to take their toll on Gemma. Anxiety was becoming the norm and as such her sleep started to suffer until one of her friends suggested she try CBD to help with anxiety and sleep. Having never really been into cannabis having found it doesn’t really agree with her, Gema was hesitant at first. However, after researching it and hearing from other friends and colleagues about how it had helped them, she decided to give it a go. Within just a few days of trying CBD she felt my anxiety levels improve. The dread she felt on her morning commute disappeared, deadlines became more manageable and she was able to focus more at work and ultimately, feel more present. At the same time, her husband, James, set up one of California’s first legal cannabis dispensaries, so CBD was part of their professional lives as well as their personal. In 2016, Gemma and James had their first child, Leo, and decided to move back to the UK to be closer to family. Gemma was excited to see that CBD products were now legal in the UK and decided to transform her passion for CBD into products that everyone can enjoy, so she created OTO. Together with a group of friends that includes world leading scientists, entrepreneurs and anthropologists, they set out to create the world’s finest CBD experiences. They  have now created a unique range of effective products that enhance daily rituals to help you find your space. Each oil is designed to complement the natural rhythm of your day with three pillars: focus, amplify and balance.


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