Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps go Fair Trade

In 2008 Dr. Bronner's the pure castile soap company celebrated their 60th anniversary and to mark the event they are now certified Fair Trade.  Dr. Bronners has always had a solid philosophy to all of its employees, capping executive pay at 5 times the lowest paid employee and giving all of their profit which is not needed to develop the business to charity. This philosophy has now been extended to all the workers and farmers around the world that produce their raw materials.  Dr Bronner's work with the Swiss certifier IMO to certify.

  • Hemp Oil

Dr. Bronner's Hemp Oil comes from Farmer Direct, a Canadian supplier that is certified "Fair Deal", where the workers are paid fair wages and farmers are paid fair prices. Farm worker exploitation is as much an issue in North America as it is in the rest of the world.

  • Coconut Oil

From the "Serendipol" project in Sri Lanka and certified Fair Trade, this project is directly managed by Dr. Bronner's

  • Olive Oil

Dr. Bronner's fair trade olive oil come from Palestine and Israel, including the Canadian Fair Trade project in the West Bank, and the Sindyanna project in the Nazareth region of Israel comprised of Arab-Israeli producers, and the Strauss (Jewish) family farm in Israel.

  • Palm Oil

Palm Oil in Dr. Bronner bar soaps comes from a fair trade project in Ghana, where a women owned palm producer purchases palm fruits on Fair Trade terms from farmers in the area.  This scheme is co-ordinated by the NGO Fearless Planet.

You can find out more about Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade in this video on their Olive Oil sourcing.

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