When I think about the business I have and the impact it has on both the environment and on the communities that produce my raw materials, I need to rest assured that I am not contributing to more socio-economic injustice, or the plundering of natural resources. Though making excellent skincare products is my priority, it is my utmost priority to do so with mindfulness for all things and people involved in the process. As such, our love and respect for the environment, and for social justice prevails: not only are our raw material sourced from fair trade but a portion of our profit goes back to supporting grassroots initiatives dedicated to greening the planet and improving people's live in a sustainable and meaningful way.
Our Forest Garden Project in Chemolingot Kenya
In partnership with the Permaculture Research Institute in Nairobi and The New School University Graduate Program In International Affairs, in New York we designed a secure food system for the Chemolingot community in Kenya. We set in place the mechanisms necessary to start growing a forest garden to meet the three-fold purpose of feeding families, greening the environment and providing opportunities for families to sell surplus herbs and vegetables. The initial phase of this project, took place summer 2016. The project included workshops on community empowerment and permaculture methods as this community is traditionally a herding community and knows very little about agriculture, though the interest and desire is strongly present. You can follow our story, work and inspiration in our Blog under Kenya Series.