Organic Skincare - Cebra
Sabine at Cebra uses ingredients that come from organcially grown base materials and are harvested and produced without the use of chemicals. Whilst not every ingredient is certified organic - mainly because a lot of the co-ops we source materials from cannot afford organic certification - we strictly never buy or use anything that we know has been treated with insecticides or pesticides. We also make sure that all our suppliers receive a fair price and that all ingredients qualify as "fair trade" - again because of financial restrictions many suppliers cannot pay for certification, however our whole ethos is based on fair trade and we support small producers and small scale farmers every step along the way. Where Sabine has to use middlemen for certain ingredients, she makes sure that they comply with our policy and that the chain of supply is not made up of more than two middlemen. In most cases co-ops sell to registered IFAT or BAFTS wholesalers because they receive a higher price for the quantities they deliver to these wholesalers than for smaller quantities sold directly to end users and because the co-ops don't have the infrastructure like courier service and export facilities that would make selling directly to end users (i.e. us) feasible and achievable.