Resilience and Regeneration in Sri Lanka’s Serendipol

Beyond Organic, Beyond Fair Trade Dr. Bronner’s helped set up its sister company Serendipol in Sri Lanka in 2007—and it has since become the world’s foremost supplier of fair trade and organic coconut oil. Serendipol works with more than 1,200 farmers farming 21,000 acres, employs over 250 workers and professional staff at its factory in Kuliyapitiya,

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Plant a seed, grow an island

The story of Serendicoco Samoa, and an island’s reach for agricultural, economic, and cultural abundance This article appears in our 2018 All-One! Report, read the full report here. I grew up in Cologne, Germany, part of the post-war generation.  We didn’t have much, but we did have books. When I was just 11 or 12, my dad let me read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” a frightening account of the Nazi regime.

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Growing Hope in the Holy Land

Preserving trees, tradition and livelihoods in Palestine. This article is excerpted from Dr. Bronner’s 2017 All-One Report.  In 2004, I was returning to Palestine from the US to conduct anthropological research for my doctorate. As I traveled through the land—the Jenin, Nablus, and Ramallah areas of the West Bank—I noticed a number of uncultivated olive tree terraces.

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Grow Ahead: New Crowdfunding Platform to Support Small Farmers

Small farmers are on the front lines of the global climate and hunger crisis. Despite the fact that small farmers feed the majority of the world on just ¼ of farmland, small farmers face an unfair marketplace, displacement and disenfranchisement. Dr. Bronner’s fair trade partner, Fair World Project is launching Grow Ahead, a new crowdfunding platform to support and stand in solidarity with small farmers around the world as they address the challenges of climate change in their communities.

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A Deep Dive into Ethical Label Claims

The Washington Post recently published a provocative infographic about ethical chocolate and what those labels on your chocolate bar might mean. Included were three fair trade labels that originally aimed to empower marginalized farming communities in the most socially and economically disadvantaged parts of the world. Rainforest Alliance, a label with some basic social and environmental criteria,

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Standing with Immigrants and Refugees

Dr. Bronner’s was founded in the U.S. by Emanuel Bronner who, after losing his parents in the Holocaust, promoted a message of love and unity, not hate and revenge. In what he would call the “Moral ABC,” Emanuel urged us to realize our unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” For Dr.

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We All Have a Role: Five Lessons for Organizing Emerge from a Berry Farm

One of the most significant highlights of 2016, for me, was the phone call I received the night before Labor Day to inform me that Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma Brothers Farm had signed a legally binding agreement outlining how the two parties would settle a four-year-long labor dispute on Sakuma Brothers’ berry farm in Washington State.

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Serendipalm: More Than Fair Trade

Serendipalm is our sister company in Ghana that supplies us with fair trade & organic palm oil for our soaps. We recently caught up with Safianu Moro, who heads up the team at Serendipalm as Managing Director to learn more about his work there and his vision for the project’s future.   How did you come to work at Serendipalm?

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