2023 Year-End Report

2023 Year-End ReportLast year was full of exciting changes and opportunities for growth -- from changing our name to expanding our sales footprint nationally. As 2024 begins, we would like to take a moment to reflect and express our gratitude for our partnerships with...

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2023 SBC Annual Report

Every year, we file an annual report with the Minnesota Secretary of State about the activities of our company and the work we do as a public benefit corporation. Check out our 2023 report:

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2022 Year-End Report

As the new year begins, we would like to reflect on the work of our growing company and ongoing partnership with the farmers in Moreau, Haiti. From joining the Fair Trade Federation to current events in Haiti, we have much to share with our customers and community...

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How to Decrystallize Raw Honey and Other FAQs

Whether you buy honey from the grocery store or the farmers market, purchasing honey from ethical sources is one of many ways that individuals can protect global bee populations and invest in sustainable agriculture -- but it can be hard to figure out how to get...

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Vetiera Fair Trade 2021 Year-End Update

As the new year begins, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the events of 2021 and our ongoing partnership with farmers in Moreau, Haiti. We are grateful to continue sharing their beeswax and honey products with you all and expanding into new retailers in the...

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What is a compostable lip balm tube?

What are compostable lip balm tubes? Compostable tubes are a type of packaging for lip balm that are made out of materials that compost in your backyard or industrial facilities. These are typically made out of recycled cardboard, paper, or biodegradable plastic and...

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Vetiera Fair Trade 2020 Year-End Update

As the new year begins, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the events of 2020 and our place in them. We are proud to continue partnering with farmers in Moreau, Haiti and to share their beeswax and honey products with you all. Check out our year-end...

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What is a lotion bar?

A lotion bar is a solid block of lotion, used for moisturizing skin and personal care. Lotion bars are typically made with natural ingredients that stay solid at room temperature, but melt a little from body heat, making it easy to apply the lotion bar as needed and store in a reusable container. Basically, lotion bars take the best of natural skin care — gentle, simple ingredients like shea butter and essential oils — and pack them into a small bar, rather than a large plastic bottle — this eliminates both the plastic waste from the bottle, and the excess water used in traditional lotion. Lotion bars pack in all the best moisturizing ingredients, concentrated without excess water or plastic waste.

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Statement on Recent Events and Social Injustice

To say that it has been a difficult three weeks here in Minneapolis would be an understatement. We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd in our city, as well as the countless other deaths of Black Americans around the country before and since then.

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