Tea, ginger, and cinnamon are just some of the products that our experts purchase through our Vietnamese supplier, ViVang Company LTD.
Fair trade projects
Our company has been engaging in several fair trade projects in Vietnam since 1997. Vivang collects the goods from hundreds of certified, small-scale farmers and wild pickers in the provinces of Yên Bái and Lạng Sơn. Many of them live in inaccessible villages in the mountains. Under the supervision and with the help of ViVang, the processing of the raw materials is carried out locally .It involves entire communities. We support a project in the village of Suoi Bu, where our fine green tea grows.
Before tea forests were discovered in the surroundings of Suoi Bu, the village had been cut off from the rest of the world. The 50-families community used to live in poverty, with a high rate of opium consumption. The whole village used to survive on subsistence agriculture, now benefits from the production of the tea that we purchase. Most people now have a job, a reasonable income, and brighter prospects for the future.