As with organic extracts, Carrubba led the way with Fair Trade botanical extracts for cosmetics and personal care. These extracts are made using certified Fair Trade plants, such as vanilla, coffee, tea, peppermint, rooibos, etc. That means these plants were grown in accordance with a system that has three pillars of sustainability – Social, Ecological, and Economic. Growers are paid a fair price for their crops. Enough to feed a family, send the children to school, and to reinvest in the community. The community investments are decided democratically. Child labor is prohibited and there are fair working conditions for the growers. Further, there is a strong emphasis on sustainable growing practices, including a major organic component. So, you can see that buying Fair Trade products benefits People, Planet, and Profit.
Please view our lists of our wide variety of botanical extracts.