Up in the high altitudes of the majestic Maluti Mountains, between dramatic peaks, the thorny creeper, Rosehip, reveals vast healing potentials.
Across Africa, more than 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line. Rural people are often left with little to no sustainable income, especially in the winter months. Our suppliers have formed a hands-on approach. They have developed expertise in wild harvesting protocols, rural community supply chains, and trace systems.
The rosehip berries are hand-picked, mainly by women, providing the local communities with valuable and sustainable economic opportunities.
The company provides work and income for over 500 families who otherwise live below the poverty line. The company creates a sustainable income for their employees throughout the year.
Raw plant material is batched according to village, which means that each batch can be traced back to the specific family who harvested it. Raw materials are handled in a way that ensures adherence to the highest international standards for dried foods and herbs, as laid out in the African Herbal Pharmacopoeia and certified organic by Ecocert, NOP & EOS, for the production and trade of cold-pressed oils. Everything produced is tested for pesticides, microbes and heavy metals.
The Natural Africa™ supports ethical trade, sustainable practice and traceability.