Sambazon is the first Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí company in the world. We actually helped develop the initial rules that govern the standard in partnership with one of the largest international certification agencies, Ecocert, in 2008. To date, we’ve donated about $800,000 to fund Fair Trade projects in Brazil: from farmers/families support, to health, education, water and sanitation, and infrastructure projects in the Amazon Rainforest. Keep reading to learn more!
When Sambazon founders Ryan and Jeremy Black learned about young Ryan Hickman and his mission to clean up the planet, they knew they wanted Sambazon to help. We are now proud to share that Sambazon has helped Ryan reach and surpass his goal of ONE MILLION cans recycled. Keep reading to learn more about the story, where the proceeds are going and what you can do to help our planet!
Take an in-depth look at National Geographic Explorer Asher Jay's journey to Brazil in her blog post, Walk the Purple Trail with Me. Asher highlights her relationship with Açaí from her initial discovery of it, to her visit to Sambazon's factories and harvesting communities on the Amazon delta in Amapá, to all she's learned about this little purple berry to date!
Did you know the Açaí bowl cups we use at our two cafés and mobile kitchen are made of an environmentally friendly compostable plastic called Ingeo PLA? They may look and perform like plastic, but they're actually made from plants (like corn) instead of petrochemicals from fossil fuels. Read more about them here!
What exactly does fair trade mean? What practices does a company need to follow for their product to be Fair Trade Certified? And how does your support of these products impact the local communities who produce them? All great questions, and ones we are going to break down for you here.