Meet Our Makers: Fall Round Up

| By Hive Team
We're introducing you to just a few of our makers who've just joined the Hive family. Along with their story, our Sustainability and Impact Manager, Annika, weighed in on what makes each one so special. Learn about the people and the products making our planet a better place.
Meet Our Makers: Fall Round Up

Candid 

What they do:

Candid makes cacao crunch bites for the modern snacker. Their snacks are ethically sourced, sustainably grown, and made without the emulsifiers and refined sugars that are often used in chocolates. They also use the whole cacao pod, including leftover pulp, in their snacks, setting new standards for upcycled food.

What Annika loves:

Candid’s sourcing is spectacular! They source their ingredients from smallholder and indigenous producers in Latin America who practice regenerative agroforestry, and they uniquely use the entire cacao pod (both seed and fruit) in their chocolate bites. Their snack packaging, aside from being beautiful, is also fully recyclable and compostable.


City Maid Green

What they do: 

Since 2010, City Maid Green has been on a mission to make cities across America green—one clean house at a time. As even store-bought “natural” cleaning products can contain toxins that harm our health and the planet, City Maid Green creates plant-powered cleaning products that get the job done without any questionable ingredients. Inspired by old-fashioned soap making, they make all of their vegan formulas in small batches. And just as much as they care about the earth, City Maid Green empowers women in their workplace and donate their products to those in need.

What Annika loves:

Not only do they offer refillable, non-toxic products in glass and aluminum bottles and offset their carbon footprint, they’re also a living wage employer and support women so that they can succeed while being moms, caretakers, or whatever else they pursue outside of work. Diana also has a great backstory as an eco-conscious housecleaner who started making her own natural cleaning products based on her Romanian grandmother’s soap recipes. 


Figure Ate

What they do:

Figure Ate is transforming kitchens and pantries through their partnership with regenerative farms and producers. By creating products sourced and inspired regionally, they’re rebuilding the connection between our health and that of Mother Earth. It all starts with their first product, a premium vinegar made from persimmons, and they’re continuing to explore a new assortment of new foods from their base in Summerland, California.

What Annika loves:

Figure Ate’s persimmon vinegar is the first product from White Buffalo Land Trust, a non-profit dedicated to practicing, promoting, and developing regenerative agriculture. All of the proceeds from the vinegar are returned to the White Buffalo Land Trust so they can continue their mission of promoting responsible land stewardship. (It doesn’t hurt that persimmons also happen to be my one of my favorite fruits.)


Rumi Spice

What they do:

Rumi Spice began with a mission to cultivate peace in Afghanistan. Founded by a team of military veterans who served in Afghanistan, they developed an on-the-ground understanding of how business is conducted, and built trusted relationships needed to work within and out of the country. Now, Rumi Spice brings flavorful, ethically sourced, and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to customers, giving countless jobs to Afghan farmers and women who provide direct labor.

What Annika loves:

Founded by US Army veterans, Rumi emerged from the desire to catalyze sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan and provide jobs to Afghan farmers, particularly women. As a public benefit corporation, Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure in Afghanistan.

Meet all of our newest makers and try their Hive-loved products. 

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