All posts tagged: fair trade

Power berries packed with sunshine

Visiting Weleda’s fair-trade partner for Sea Buckthorn, the super food bursting with Vitamin C and immunity boosting powers. Today I walked through the fields of San Mario, in Bibonna, Tuscany I met a tough little berry – Sea buckthorn. This little orange ball of energy thrives on sunshine, is packed with Vitamin C and has an invigorating effect on our vitality. The growing conditions here in Tuscany are ideal – the soil is nourished with compost and the long hours of sunshine give the Sea Buckthorn the light it needs to build its vitamin complexes. We can learn a lot about resilience and determination from Sea Buckthorn. It is a stubborn plant, penetrating its root system sometimes 12m deep into the rocky Tuscan soil thriving in even the toughest of terrains. It’s a survivor with its own built in defense mechanisms and water saving tricks which makes it flourish without needing much nourishment from the land. The only thing Sea Buckthorn needs is sunlight – and plenty of it! It’s these qualities that makes us …

Planted with care. Sourced with respect.

‘Lead plants’ are the heart of Weleda’s plant-rich skin care and natural medicines. Today I went to the Veraloe gardens in São Paulo Brazil, just one of Weleda’s local suppliers of the lead plant Bryophyllum. People call it ‘The Life Plant’ or ‘The Miracle leaf’ due to its wide range of medicinal uses and also the wonderous way it self-reproduces, even without soil. That’s miracle enough! Weleda aims to unlock the inner benefits of Bryophyllum, and each unique lead plant so it can work in harmony with our bodies and our own restorative abilities. It’s nature helping nature. This relationship between nature and people is the key to understanding the plant’s beauty, balance and restorative benefits. To make these products, Weleda sources top quality medicinal plants from all over the world. These precious raw ingredients or ‘lead plants’ come from the Weleda gardens, longstanding partner farms and certified wild collection. Sourcing ethically since 1921. Since the beginning Weleda has respected the environment and our natural resources. It’s not just a bandwagon they have jumped on …