We co-operate with
• micro farmers
• agricultural unions
• educational & social institutions

We teach our partners organic farming and sustainable agricultural systems, help them throughout all stages of cultivation and harvesting in association with the Agricultural University of Athens, and support them financially through purchasing their produce to be used in our formulations. We support solely organic farming through contractual agreements. We train and advise where necessary.


Working with instead of competing against

The choice not to cultivate ourselves the herbs that we need, is a conscious one. Our aim is not to compete, but to support the farmers and their unions, as well as the community bodies.



Cooperations

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Herbs

All our formulations are developed based on natural ingredients...
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Eco

100% renewable energy; our GREEN GUARANTEE certified plant operates entirely on hydroelectric power....
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Extractions

We extract and isolate the active ingredients of our selected plants... More >
 
Research

It is often believed that natural cosmetics rely mainly on traditional recipes...
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How we produce

Water is the one of the most significant ingredients in the majority of cosmetic formulations....
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Ms Maria Komini, THESPROTIA 
SAGE

A co-ooperation with Ms Maria Komini, a farmer  from Thesprotia. Ms Komini collects high quality self-sown aromatic plants, abiding to all the necessary procedures for the sustainability of the local flora. The sage collected, comes from the region of Faskomilia which is how sage is called in Greece.


Ms Goudroubi Vasiliki, LARISA
WILD ROSE

Ms Georgia Kleronomou, SAMOS
THYME / ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM

A co-operation with Ms Georgia Kleronomou, a farmer from the island of Samos. Due to its climate and soil, Samos is considered ideal for the cultivation of aromatic plants. Ms Kleronomou has been farming organic aromatic plants for years, while also operating an essential oil production unit. Our partnership with Ms Kleronomou does not confine only to the supply of Thyme and Artemisia, but extends to various organically farmed herbs that we use in our certified organic Materia Herba tea blends.
 

CHIOS MASTIHA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
MASTIHA
A co-operation with the Chios Mastic Growers Association, which comprises of 4,500 families that reside on the island and cultivate this unique, indigenous product that plays a significantly active role in the economy of the island.

KROKOS KOZANIS CO-OPERATIVE
KROKOS (SAFFRON)
A co-operation developed to support over 1,500 families in 20 villages around the area of Kozani. These families grow and collect what is considered to be one of the best organic saffron varieties worldwide. Over 150,000 flowers are collected by hand to produce just over two pounds of saffron.

AGRINIO AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE OF AROMATIC
HERBS CALENDULA & ACHILLEA
This co-operative has been formed by a group of local farmers who previously grew tobacco - once Greece’s most popular produce - yet due to the declining demand for the plant, were forced to abandon its farming. In search for an alternative source of income that could stimulate financially the region, these farmers have created an essential oil production unit and have started cultivating aromatic plants. 

ORGANIC CHESTNUT TREE FARMERS, ARCADIA
CHESTNUTS
A co-operation with organic chestnut tree farmers, in the area of Achramites in Arcadia. After the devastating forest fires of 2007, growing chestnut trees is one of the very few agricultural activities that have survived in the area.

DROGI  CO-OPERATIVE OF
AROMATIC HERBS


 

AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL, THESSALONIKI
ECHINACEA

A co-operation with the American Farm School, a historic, non-profit educational institute of Thessaloniki. The institute was founded in 1904  to support the needs of Greece’s rural population. The School’s Farm is one the most fundamental educational elements. Students undertake practical training in agricultural production and natural resources management. The institute grows Echinacea purpurea on our behalf, offering trainees the opportunity to follow all stages of organic farming.
 
AGIA PRISON FARMS
MARJORAM / OREGANO / LEMON BALM / BASIL

Following a two-year effort with the Greek Ministry of Justice, we have started co-operating with prison farms. Inmates are taught organic farming and cultivate herbs on our behalf which apart from being a future professional development opportunity, it also supports them financially during their detention period.
 
KETHEA-ITHAKI,
THESSALONIKI 
ACHILLEA 

KETHEA is a non-profit organisation that has been operating since 1983, when ITHAKI, the first Greek therapeutic community for substance dependent patients was established. It offers alternative educational and training programmes through its various production units, one of which is a Farm with over a hundred acres of fully certified organic field crops. Our co-operation, which involves the cultivation of the Achillea plant, is only a part of the huge effort that ITHAKI makes in order for its patients to acquire professional skills.
 

Micro Farmers

 

Agricultural Unions

 

Social and Educational
Institutions