Meet our suppliers
By Nature – Natural and Organic
By Nature offers an extensive range of premium quality natural and organic products – a variety of raw nuts, preservative-free dried fruit and certified organic dried goods. These products are sourced from preferably local producers that follow ethical and sustainable principles and are predominantly sold at farmer’s markets in the greater Cape Town area.
Deep South Meat Supplies
Deep South Meat Supplies is a family-owned business based in Capri Village, Cape Town. They offer the highest quality, pasture reared, free range meat from local farms who employ ethical farming practices. They also sell gourmet sausages, organic, gluten free dairy products, free range & hormone free eggs, fresh seafood, dried fruit and nuts, flours and baking aids, gluten free pasta and grains as well as their very own homemade condiments.
All their meat is certified free range and contains no fillers (cereals or water), preservatives, gluten or additives. Their meat range is extensive and includes a large selection of free range beef steaks, free range deli meats, authentic free range Karoo lamb, free range ostrich, free range pork, free range chicken, gourmet sausages, venison as well as a great selection of roasts.
Dilmah is a unique brand that is founded on a passionate commitment to quality and authenticity in tea, it is also a part of a philosophy that goes beyond commerce in seeing business as a matter of human service.
Dilmah owes its success to the quality of Ceylon Tea. Their business was founded therefore on an enduring connection to the land and the communities in which they operate. They have pioneered a comprehensive commitment to minimizing their impact on the planet, fostering respect for the environment and ensuring its protection by encouraging a harmonious coexistence of man and nature. They believe that conservation is ultimately about people and the future of the human race, that efforts in conservation have associated human well-being and poverty reduction outcomes. These core values allow them to meet and exceed their customers’ expectations of sustainability
Earthshine’s aim is to make it easy for us to attain our health goals by eating highly nutritious, organic, raw and living foods.
They strive for 100% organic ingredients in all their foods, and they buy as much as possible of their produce, from local organic farms around Cape Town. Some produce comes from the organic gardens of friends and families as well as local fruit and vegetable wholesalers and suppliers.
Fancypants was created by two mums that wanted the best for their children. It started by designing and creating amazing washable cloth nappies that were super absorbent and made of natural (bamboo) material. The successful development of the Fancypants brand of nappies then led to the development of bamboo nappy liners and Soapnuts laundry detergent.
As they continued on their journey of motherhood, they also saw the need for potty training pants, swim nappies, night time nappy covers and booster pads. All of these items have again been created with the same attention to detail and uncompromising use of quality natural fabrics as our original nappies.
Gay’s Guernsey Dairy
Gay credits her many awards to the top quality, flavoursome, and well-balanced butterfat and protein ratio of Guernsey milk.
In her own words: “In my business, where I add value to my product by making yoghurt and particularly cheese, it is important to have good milk solids in order to get a higher conversion rate. On average I use 8 to 8.6 litres of milk to make 1kg of cheese.
“I guarantee that my milk contains no antibiotics, hormones or preservatives. And in order to do that, I only use milk from my own cows. Even if I cannot keep up with the demand I will never take the risk of compromising quality by buying in milk.
“We also have a strict and ongoing testing regime to ensure that all our cattle are certified free of tuberculosis and brucellosis,” says Gay. And her Guernseys are true-to-the-breed being docile with an ideal “dairy temperament” and a bi-colour coat that enhances heat tolerance and reduces heat stress.
A2 protein in Guernsey milk can change lives. Many lactose intolerant people have found that they are able to use Gay’s Guernsey products without any side effects. Gay puts this down to the fact that 96% of Guernseys have the A2 protein in their milk – the same protein found in goat’s milk.
Green Lite Eco Fire Lighters
Green Lite Eco Fire Lighters are 100% paraffin free, have a low odour and are made from recyclable materials, vegetable oils and natural colourants. At Green Lite Manufacturing they believe in sustainable, earth-friendly living. Upcycling used products and turning them into something that is useful and pretty cool means they are doing their bit for the environment.
Honest Chocolate is a small artisinal chocolate company in Cape Town. They use only the finest raw (unroasted), organic Ecuadorian cacao. There are no preservatives, artificial flavouring or emulsifiers, which keeps the chocolate as pure as possible. It is also free of dairy and processed sugar, making it a healthier alternative.
All Honest Chocolate’s products are hand crafted in small batches using traditional, old-school chocolate making methods, including hand tempering the chocolate on a granite slab tabletop and hand dipping each chocolate bonbon. The bonbons are then boxed up and the slabs individually wrapped using eco-friendly paper.
Kuhestan Farm Products are based on traditional recipes and, as such, are prepared with absolutely no synthetic ingredients. In addition, the products are free from any preservatives, colourants, and other additives. Their products are made from good, wholesome ingredients; where possible organic and grown on their farm.
Lifebake.com was born out of Bronwyn Adir’s sheer desperation, as a mother to a child with severe food allergies, in her quest to find HEALTHY Allergen-Free food for her family.
Her greatest wish is to help others out there with food sensitivities to lead a normal, healthy life. Regardless of whether you have food sensitivities, her products are also Low GI, high in fibre and Vegan, they are suitable for diabetics or slimmer’s and her new product range targets those following a low-carb, grain-free diet. All the products are sugar-free only natural sugar replacements which are 100% safe for children and no artificial sweeteners are used. The products are also GMO free and Bronwyn goes to great lengths to ensure none of the ingredients contain any artificial colorants, flavourants or preservatives. –
Love Me Baby
All Love Me Baby clothing is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified – the leading organic standard worldwide. GOTS certification also comes with minimum social criteria for factory workers, which means no sweat shops and nochild labour. Always make sure you buy “certified organic”.
Their product comes with the peace of mind that achieving the end-product does not leave a trail of disaster behind for the environment. All GOTS organic cotton is farmed in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner.
Love Me Baby offers all the benefits of organic cotton and it looks beautiful. Organic cotton is for conscientious, well-informed individuals who want to give their baby the best there is while still caring for others and the environment.
Mary-Ann’s Natural Emporium
Mary-Ann’s Natural Emporium is a whole food, healthy business which was started to help make it fun and easy to be healthy. They believe that everyone has a choice when it comes to their health. They supply natural and organic foods, Natural Nutrition distance learning courses, cookery demonstrations, DVDs, CDs whole food plant extracts, books and everything you need to be really healthy.
Homeware Woven and Made in South Africa
Mungo was founded in 1998 by Master Weaver Stuart Holding and is based in the historic homestead of Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay. Here all sampling is done on antique 19th century Hattersley looms in a working weaving museum. Other fabrics are woven in a boutique weavery close by which employs and empowers the local community. They design, weave and make a wide range of home-ware products including table linens, bedding, throws and apparel . Mungo is a unique textile company with the rare ability to create fabrics from the inception of design to the final product. They ensure all their products are produced in an ethical way.
Natraloe uses certified aloe ferox gel and organic rooibos extract as a base in all their skin and body care products, and jojoba oil and fractioned coconut oils as a base for their perfumes. The plants and extracts that they use are sustainably harvested from plants growing in the wild in their natural habitat. All products are natural and free of harmful chemicals, colourants and animal products. They use essential oils as fragrance only and there are no synthetic fragrances in any of their products.
They are an environmentally friendly company and all their natural skincare products are people, animal and earth friendly.
All products are manufactured at our laboratory in Cape Town.
Oh-Lief Natural Products
Oh Lief products do not contain any harsh chemicals, fragrances, petroleum, parabens, artificial colours or nut oils. Their formulations use a base of olive oil and beeswax, which they combine with the natural healing properties of a number of other organic ingredients to form a complete range of products that is ideal for all skin types.
Oh-Lief products contain no harmful preservatives.
Paris Gardens offers guaranteed-to-grow planting kits designed by experts. Their kits provide adults with sustainable gifts help create awareness of greener living among children
The company based in South Africa uses the experience and significant research obtained from years of development by its sister company in Paris. They offer fantastic value with beautiful re-usable containers, natural seeds and soil easy-to-follow instructions and extra accessories for every kit.
Their containers are manufactured using sustainable recycled materials wherever possible. Their stylish packaging comes with clear product images & essential information.
Their products are all environmentally friendly, are a great learning opportunity for children and make a wonderful and unique gift.
Pure Beginnings Organic Skin Care
In 2014, Pure Beginnings became the first South African baby and kids brand to certify organic products through ECOCERT Greenlife France*, one of the most widely accepted regulatory organisation for organic products in the world, and internationally recognised as leaders in cosmetic organic certification.
Pure Beginnings, as an accredited partner of Phytotrade Africa, specialises in creating products that combine traditional herb botanicals with some of Southern Africa’s most beneficial and powerful plant ingredients. Phytotrade Africa is a non-profit trade association that promotes the preservation of Southern Africa’s biodiversity through sustainable production and bio trade amongst rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a quarter of the world’s biodiversity in Southern Africa, Phytotrade Africa works towards protecting this biodiversity for the benefit of current and future generations.
Pure Beginnings products and the ingredients contained in them have not been tested on animals. They are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty South Africa and have Vegan accreditation.
Simply Bee Natural Beeswax Products
Founded in 2011, Simply Bee sells natural beeswax products of the highest standard. Their goal is to maximise purity without any negative effects on the ingredients. One of their main aims is to keep natural ingredients just that – natural. They believe that natural ingredients must come from a renewable and plentiful resource found in nature, yet with absolutely no petroleum compounds.
Soil is a South African company producing certified organic products locally. They supplied SA’s first range of certified organic aromatherapy products and are unique in that they farm, process and market their own products. By owning most of the supply chain, they are able to control and understand what determines the quality of their products. They are also actively involved in the establishment and support of various projects which seek to uplift impoverished communities. Their brand provides a route to market for the products made by these communities.
Soil’s products carry organic certification. This guarantees the products’ integrity – the ingredients used help you without harming the environment. The products contain no petrochemicals, parabens or synthetic fragrances, and there is no animal testing involved. They are eco and people friendly – from the plant to the shelf, environmental impact is minimised. Soil also supports self-sustained community initiatives.
The Victorian Garden Organic Skincare Company
The Victorian Garden supplies exquisite products which are formulated by a team of experienced and innovative biochemists. They are made for discerning consumers, keen to improve their skin condition for the sustainable future and who want to puirsue a healthier lifestyle. They use lots of popular Victorian herbal and floral extracts along with ancient African plant oils, as well as a few rare and exotic English “heirloom” plant extracts for their special Royal Tudor products.
All their products are Good for the Planet, Good for You!
• Sustainably produced with love and respect for the earth
• Plant derived, certified organic and natural ingredients
• Biodegradable – most products are also vegan friendly
• No animal derived ingredients or animal testing
• Beauty Without Cruelty approved
The Victorian Garden’s products are free of parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, pthelates, formaldehydes, synthetic preservatives, silicones, talc, genetically modified ingredients and animal by products.
From field to face they control their entire operation and they select the highest quality ingredients and work to minimise marketing costs so that they can offer a world-class quality collection at affordable prices.