MEET THE GREEN PEOPLE GROWERS
Ever wondered where we source our certified organic ingredients from? All Green People products are made either in the UK or in our Scandinavian manufacturing facility and most are made with fairly-traded ingredients.
We search the world to find the highest quality ingredients and make sure that growers always get a fair price for their produce so that they can support their local community.
The Myrrh collectors
A cooling, anti-inflammatory ingredient, Myrrh accelerates skin healing and is an ingredient we use in many of our sun care and oral health formulations.
Supporting small farmers and independent growers is a key part of the Green People philosophy, that’s why we always source our Myrrh from an ancient Himba tribe in Namibia.
A nomadic tribe, the Himba people rely on the sale of their Myrrh to survive and Green People has supported their community for over a decade.
Once the Myrrh resin is harvested from Myrrh bushes growing in Namibia’s arid soil, it is brought to Europe where the oil is extracted and incorporated into our formulas, safe in the knowledge that those who harvested the Myrrh received a fair income for their product that will be used to support their way of life.
The Shea suppliers
We use Shea butter in almost all our products. This versatile ingredient is highly hydrating, rich in vitamins and helps to protect and heal dry, sore skin.
The butter is derived from Shea nuts which are grown on Shea trees that have been growing in northern Ghana for hundreds of years.
In order to meet organic standards, 30% of the nuts are left on the ground so their nutrients can be absorbed back into the soil and to support the germination of new seedlings.
To ensure we use the best quality Shea butter, and purchase it at a fairly-traded price, we source our Shea butter from a rural women’s collective based in Northern Ghana.
This fairly-traded project provides employment, a fair wage and good working conditions for a community of over 600 women who produce up to 150 tonnes of Shea butter each year, using a traditional method that does not involve synthetic chemicals or solvents.
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How important is it to you that your skin care ingredients are fairly-traded? Let us know on social @GreenPeopleUK or ask our friendly customer care team any questions you might have on 01403 740350.