Organic echinacea from Headwaters Farm
Supporting Organic and Local
We exclusively choose organically grown herbs and other ingredients for our products. We believe it is worth the extra cost to promote soil and land stewardship by supporting farmers who choose to use organic growing practices. We also source our herbs directly from local growers who are practicing excellent land stewardship wherever possible.
Supporting Local Economy
We believe that a vibrant local economy is an important aspect of sustainability. We support local business – our herbs and ingredients are sourced from Pacific Northwest farmers and companies. Our labels are created by a Portland-based graphic designer and printed by a local printer. We support local artists and craftspeople who design our signs and point-of-purchase displays, and we bank at a local credit union. So rest assured that purchasing our products keeps your money circulating in the local economy!
In our business practices, we make every effort to make the lowest-impact choices. We choose renewable energy for our commercial space. We recycle, compost, and use water and energy saving measures. We choose compostable spoons and cups for product samples. Our shipping materials are recyclable. We purchase recycled-content paper products and use green cleaners. And we are committed to treating our staff well through providing a living wage, paid time off, and health insurance reimbursement.
We are members of several non-profit and educational organizations, and also make annual contributions to groups we believe are doing important work to make the world a better place.