Our Products

We're your one-stop ethical shop for food, health, cosmetics & home essentials 

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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Submit a grocery product

Commonsense stocks Aotearoa New Zealand's widest range of organic food, as well as gluten free, fair trade and natural health and beauty products. We have five shops in Wellington and one shop in Mt Eden, Auckland. We also have an online store that stocks our core range. ..

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Submit a health product

Commonsense stocks Aotearoa New Zealand's widest range of organic food, as well as gluten free, fair trade and natural health and beauty products. We have five shops in Wellington and one shop in Mt Eden, Auckland. We also have an online store that stocks our core range. ..

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Trade customer application

Interested in creating a trade account with us? Please read the following conditions. If you agree to them, please download, complete and return this form to the specified address to apply...

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