Who harvests the wild plants in the products you purchase? Who processes those plants? Are they paid a fair wage? Do you know? Do the finished product companies know?

We interviewed Josef Brinckmann, Research Fellow at Traditional Medicinals, to find out why consumers of products made from wild plants should care about the economies and livelihoods of the people who collected them.


The FairWild standard is a voluntary certification that supports sustainable collection, social responsibility and fair trade principles. Find out more about the standard and how you can get involved at the FairWild site.