What’s the deal with wild plants?
WHAT IS FAIRWILD?
FairWild is about sustainability for wild plants, and protection for those who collect and trade in them. Our Standard protects plant species and local wildlife from the effects of over-harvesting, and makes sure local collectors enjoy fair working conditions.
WORKING WITH FAIRWILD
A growing number of businesses are waking up to the need for sustainability within the trade in wild plants. We help producers, processors, and manufacturers ensure their trade practices are sustainable and ethical, and that their consumers know it.
WHY WILD PLANTS MATTER
Wild plant ingredients are in thousands of products we consume every day. They often come from some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth, and collected by some of the most impoverished communities. Explore your relationship with wild plant products …
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What you can do
The journey towards sustainability involves us all.
Whether as a consumer or as a business, you can ensure the world we live in is one that protects wild plants and those who depend on them.
The FairWild Standard guides work on the ground with local wild collectors to train them in sustainable harvesting techniques. By teaching when and how to harvest wild plants, we help protect species from over-exploitation. We value local knowledge as well as scientific expertise.
Conducting a robust assessment before any wild collection takes place helps protect wild plant species from over-exploitation, but also helps maintain a healthy ecosystem for all wildlife that depends on it. The FairWild Standard helps ensure wild plant collection doesn’t put a strain on species or habitats.
ETHICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Wild harvesting often takes place in some of the most impoverished communities in the world. We ensure they get paid a fair wage and that their working conditions are safe and secure. Child labour is something we work to stamp out too.
TRACEABILITY IN TRADE
The trade in wild plants is extremely complex. A wild plant ingredient can travel across companies and continents several times before it reaches your shopping bag. We lift the lid on unsustainable trade, and ensure FairWild certified products are fully traceable from source to market.