Behind the sourcing of Wild Collection Botanicals by Martin Bauer Group
It’s almost like stepping back in time, to a simpler age.
For even in this era of automation, technology and manufacturing, there remain delicate botanicals that can only be harvested from their natural habitat, instead of being cultivated. With a volume of 30%, Wild Collection remains one of the most important procurement methods at Martin Bauer Group.
Found in very remote locations, wild-collected botanicals – such as – wild apples, linden flowers and stinging-nettle – are painstakingly harvested by hand – so they stay pristine, pure, and uncontaminated.
The process of collecting these precious botanicals isn’t without logistical challenges. Our collectors need to reach these remote sites, work safely and depart with the harvest – while employing methods that are sustainable, respectful and un-damaging to the local habitat.
We take this supply chain responsibility very seriously, for the sake of our environment, native populations, and the future success of wild collection.
We are staunchly committed to fair wages and providing all necessary working materials for our collectors. They also participate in training programs that offer education on various topics. We teach on sustainable collection methods that are both plant-friendly and environment-friendly. The respectful behavior in collection regions, including environmental and noise protection is essential for us. For the quality of our products it is important to learn about proper intermediate storage of the collected plants before transportation. We emphasize occupational safety in the field – for example, climbing training for Linden Flower collectors.
Proof that while this unique collection method may indeed be “wild,” it’s also controlled, respectful and highly principled, day in and day out.