Hanne Ripsaluoma


The Designers' Studio

Hanne, the Founder and Creative Director of Dunesi, originally from Finland, has extensive international experience. Following her BA (Hons) in Business from the University of Plymouth in the UK, she excelled in business development within the telecom industry for over a decade, managing global accounts and teams. After a successful IPO and diverse experiences in startups and medium-sized companies across London, Washington DC, and Helsinki, she and her husband made Dubai their home.

Encouraged by Dubai’s entrepreneurial spirit, Hanne transformed her lifelong passion for fashion design into a business a decade ago. Dunesi marks her second venture in the fashion industry, and is the one that also truly reflects her dedication to conscious fashion. Hanne’s creative journey spans the globe, drawing inspiration from the vibrant energy of Dubai, the tranquility of Bali, the beauty of Finland, and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Patagonia. 

Her heart beats for the planet, and she is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners.