Our Products

Good for you, good for the earth. 

At Commonsense, we believe that making ethical choices every day is the best way to contribute to a better world. Every product must pass our rigorous buying principles before it gets a place on our shelves. Our buying principles are based on our values.

 

Fresh produce 

We buy top quality organic produce, giving preference to:

  • Organic certification
  • Local growers
  • Seasonal produce
  • Long-standing growers who rely on our custom

 

Groceries

We buy top quality goods, giving preference to:

  • Organic certification
  • Local suppliers
  • No artificial preservatives or food additives
  • GE-free goods
  • fair trade goods

 

Health & beauty products 

We buy top quality health & beauty products that:

  • Are non-toxic
  • Contain organic or natural ingredients
  • Are manufactured in Aotearoa New Zealand wherever possible
  • Are approved by a qualified Naturopath or Medical Herbalist.

 

Cleaning products  

We buy top quality products that are:

  • Free from toxic chemicals
  • Genuinely biodegradable
  • Free from petrochemicals
  • Phosphate free

 

Baby products 

We buy top quality products that are:

  • free from all hazardous chemicals
  • bisphenol A free
  • organically certified wherever possible

  

Mātauranga Māori / Māori Traditional Knowledge

We recognise the importance of respecting and protecting Mātauranga Māori / Māori traditional knowledge.  Wherever practicable we:

  • Find out if our suppliers are using Mātauranga Māori
  • Explore how they accessed that knowledge
  • Explore how they are sharing the rights to this knowledge with the traditional knowledge keepers.

 

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