of the EoL farmers have contact-bound long-term relationships with companies they’re supplying to.
of full-time employees in Sekem who worked to produce this product receive health insurance and safe working conditions.
Life Long Learning &
of the working time in Sekem is dedicated to art and self-development activities; to promote wellbeing and happiness at work.
of the people who worked to produce this product throughout the supply chain receive ecological awareness trainings.
This Moringa plant was cultivated in multiple locations in Egypt, including Wahat, and Fayoum. The reason why this plant is so clean and vital is the use of an organic agriculture method, called biodynamic through which, The farmers actively protect the environment, regenerate the soil and increase biodiversity.
The Economy of Love farmers are demonstrating the effectiveness of mitigating climate change through sustainable agricultural practices and simoultaniously generating more income through the production of EoL Carbon Credits.
The moringa is dried on the field in special drying areas to protect them from any sand and other pollution possibilities.
EoL provides guidance and support for small-scale farmers through engineers offering their consultancies every step of the way, to ensure the effective guidance throughout the agricultural seasons and providing them with funds and the necessary tools to facilitate their transition.
Meet The Farmers
get to the source of production
Farmer in Fayoum, Egypt
Mahmoud is the manager if El-Feky farm and been in org/bio farming since 1995. He stated that he sees EoL useful not only in the supply of products but also includes cultural and scientific aspect. EBDA and EoL support with providing lectures and training to solve problems faced with crops and health care.
Farmer in Wahat Oasis, Egypt
Waleed is an agriculture engineer in Wahat SEKEM. His children study at SEKEM school, also his wife teaches Arabic there. They are living a wonderful new experience surrounded by calming beautiful places. He’s a hard worker farmer trying to cover the market’s needs for all the herbs.
After receiving the raw material from the farms in recyclable plastic bags samples are taken to the labs to ensure the compliance with organic/biodynamic standards. The moringa is going through cleaning processes where it is being sieved and/or milled with multiple machines and ready to be packed.
The moringa goes to CO2 fumigation chamber for disinfesting to prevent and get rid of any pests in the grains as it’s toxic for insects.
The organic wastes are sent to sites to be reused either as compost or animal fodder.
Factory workers work in safe conditions and receive health consultancies (in topics such as nutrition, physiotherapy, and lifestyle coaching) to promote well-being in the workplace.
After cleaning, the moringa is filled into 20Kg paper bags and labeled with most important information. Then a final Sample is withdrawn for another microbiology analysis lab. Finally the already packed product is waiting for the Loading Date.
Before the moringa enters a container it has to be treated again with CO2 to make sure that we do not get any insects or pests into the Container.
During the processing they are kept in these blue polyethylene bags that are recyclable.
iSiS factory sells their non-organic waste left from the processing stage to external recycling entities in Egypt.
The moringa is loaded into containers, trucks or cars and delivered either to ISIS company or shipped into the world. In 16 different countries around the world.
iSiS always opts for sea freight and only makes the decision to use air freight on the rare occasion that a client orders a small amount that can not be transported by sea.
The filter bags, the carton box and the label are FSC certified. Additionally the filter tea bags are tied together with the thread label, with no need for the metal part to attach them together.
Some packages require plastic wrap to meet customer’s requirements. However, the company is committed to finding more eco-friendly alternatives.
Meet The Employees
have a look, who processed, packaged and distributed your product
Factory Engineer in Lotus
Hassan is in charge of the raw cleaning and packing machine in the processing facility of Lotus. Since 17 years he is working in Lotus and enjoys that work here is combined with culture program.
Quality Manager in IsIs
Marwa has been working in the tea department of IsIs factory for more than 8 years. Together with her husband and two children she lives on the Sekem mother farm.
Factory Engineer at SEKEM
Ahmed has been working in SEKEM for four years, and lives right next to the SEKEM farm with his family.
Distributor in SEKEM
Abdallah has been an employee in SEKEM for over five years. He is responsible for distributing the finished products to stores all over Cairo.
What is the True Price?
Are there hidden costs that the price doesn't reflect?
True Price Comparision
Sustainably & ethically produced products add value to society. However, when comparing prices, we don’t take into account the long-term impact of the product. For example, since the sustainable agricultural practices of cultivating this moringa is sequestering Co2e it is actually saving up future damage cost that you’ll eventually pay for. This means that it is cheaper than products that emit Co2e, but so often the price tag doesn’t reflect that.
We encourage you to compare products based on their true price; the price that reflects the hidden costs that you and future generations eventually pay for.
Indirect Costs include:
Society is paying taxes to clean water sources from agriculture’s chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, as well as the irresponsible disposal of wastewater from factories, in order to make it usable/drinkable water.
The use of pesticides in agriculture eventually affects the human body and therefore increases medical treatment costs.
Society has to bear the long-term cost caused by disruptive agriculture e.g. soil erosion, desertification, and loss of biodiversity.
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And make mindful purchasing decisions that leave a positive impact on people and the environment
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