Two organic, fair trade and sustainable supply chains

Melvita sources many of its naturally derived and organic ingredients via 20 traceable supply chains. In Morocco we go even further, working with producers and taking an ethical and fair trade approach that incorporates the principles of the Ecocert ESR* standard. (*Fairness, Solidarity and Responsibility, according to the Ecocert standard available at

Keen to develop organic, sustainable supply chains with respect for the men and women involved, Melvita has developed two fair trade-approved supply chains in Morocco. 

Argan oil

For over 25 years, Melvita has been an expert in argan oil, so it was important to us that we support our long-standing producers in Morocco.

We have built up a value chain around our local producers.

• Over 250 women harvest the argan nuts, crack them open and sort the kernels. 

• The Zit Sidi Yassine and Argamar companies cold-press the kernels to obtain the oil. 

Our ethical, fair trade approach, which complies with the ESR* standard, is based on:

• fair pay, with no speculation,

• a long-term partnership, with a commitment to three-year contracts,

• a 50% down payment on orders,

• technical support, which guarantees quality, traceability, ethics, and the protection of biodiversity.  

(*Fairness, Solidarity and Responsibility, according to the Ecocert standard available at

Orange blossom

White petals and a sweet, soft, sunny scent… Our orange blossoms are gathered in Morocco, where we work with local seasonal workers who pick the flowers by hand during the month of April. Once distilled, these flowers will be used to make our Orange Blossom Floral Water. 

We meet the requirements of the Ecocert ESR fair trade standard.

Producers are assured of a minimum price.

Production is carried out without damaging natural resources.

The rights of workers are guaranteed. 

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