All our organically certified spices are grown by the people of Komgi, a clan whose deeply traditional community located high in the Baining Mountains.
For the sake of simplicity we’ll refer to these unique people as the Komgi people as in reality, Komgi means so much more and includes the people, the culture, the village and all its lands.
Komgi village and its lands achieved organic certification in 2003.
Organic certification was essentially a formal recognition of the traditional systems. Words and phrases like “sustainability” and “environmentally responsible” are almost too insignificant to apply to a people whose entire society and culture is built upon the devoted stewardship of their lands.
Traditionally, these people only took from the forest and earth what they needed and replaced or replanted to ensure that their surrounds could sustain them for the future. This attitude prevails today.