When first starting out, it was extremely important for us to source from farms and suppliers that are just as obsessed with purity, potency, environmental sustainability, and ethical practices as we are. That’s a pretty tall order, especially considering we have 18+ adaptogens or mushrooms in our blends. Each plant is unique and has to be harvested at their peak potency and seasonal timing.

We source the turmeric for our Pretty Mushroom blend from a company called Diaspora Co. They are all about the decolonization of Indian spices — giving the equity, power, and equality back to indigenous farmers. We purchase heirloom variety turmeric from a same-year harvest that has about twice the curcumin content then regular turmeric. It is grown at a 4th generation family-owned farm in Vijayawada and Diaspora Co. pays 6x the commodity price in order to ensure fair wages. We’ve so far been impressed with their transparency and mission to decolonize an outdated commodity spice trading system.

Keeping all of these things in mind, We decided to source all of our mushroom powders like Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Tremella from a small organic farm in Washington. They ensure that the mushroom powders are in the most bioavailable form by freeing the 1,3-beta glucan from the chitin of the mushrooms through a process called steam distillation. They go through two rounds of third-party lab testing, which certifies that they are rich in antioxidants and all the good stuff!

We could go on - our cocoa is from the Equal Exchange Coop, our rosehips from a women’s coop in Lesotho — but this would be a very long list! Keep an eye on our website, as we are currently working on listing out all of our suppliers so people can know exactly where our herbs and mushrooms come from. Complete transparency is the goal!