Meet Our Suppliers

From un-fair to All Good: how one company made bananas fair in Aotearoa

17 July 2017

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight (4-17 August 2017) and we thought we’d profile one of our all-time favourite suppliers: All Good Bananas. All Good's fair trade and organically-grown bananas are a HUGE favourite with our customers. We’re big fans of the ethics behind the business, too: we believe that All Good.....

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The Urban Monk: Fantastic Monastic Cultured Food

4 May 2017

We love how passionate our suppliers and growers are, and Christchurch-based Matt Morris is as passionate as they come! Director of The Urban Monk, he takes a spiritual approach to creating delicious certified organic cultured vegetables. We love his fresh take on work and food almost as much as we love his fresh &.....

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Born to be Wild: Chocolate, Brazil & Prisons with Marie, Wildness Chocolate

27 February 2017

Marie from Wildness Chocolate is a force of nature. In the past few years her achievements include introducing a new flavour to a nation, buying land in Brazil, starting a chocolate company and working with women at Arohata Women’s Prison. Have we mentioned she’s also mother to three small children?!..

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How Niugini Organics Is Creating Brighter Futures in Papua New Guinea

18 July 2016

At Commonsense, we love hearing about and supporting other companies that are also dedicated to the values of organics, sustainability and fair trade – and none sets a better example than Niugini Organics. Niugini has been producing coconut oil in Papua New Guinea since 1994...

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Interview with Yeshi Taye - Maker of Mamia's Ethiopian Sauce

30 May 2016

Mamia's is an Ethiopian cooking sauce that is made with love in Wellington, New Zealand. Yeshi Taye, owner and operator of Mamia's, was inspired to bring some of her Ethiopian culture to NZ supermarket shelves; and so Mamia's was born...

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