Whole Planet Foundation Supporter
As most of you know, we are very proud of the integrity that anchors our products. For us, this goes beyond the fact that Steaz tastes great and is made with the best quality organic ingredients, our products are also Fair Trade certified. This means our teas are procured from tea estates that pay their farmers FAIR wages and provide these workers with FAIR working conditions.
We have also developed a strong relationship with Whole Foods Market, who not only supports us in their stores but also in helping guide us in the world of social responsibility.
In October of last year we announced that we would donate a percentage of every Steaz beverage purchased in one of the 300+ Whole Foods Market locations to the Whole Planet Foundation. We plan to donate $15,000 over the next year! This will impact 665 lives around the world.
The Whole Planet Foundation provides grants to microfinance institutions in poor communities where the grocer sources products. Their goal is to fund poverty alleviation in 60 countries by the end of 2012!
Without you, our loyal Steazers, this partnership would not exist. We value "providing a better way" well into the future and sincerely thank you for supporting us and all that we do globally. So crack open a Steaz, enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer - and know that you are doing your part to make this a healthier, better world.
Tell us, did you learn anything new about Steaz this month?
Interview with Steaz Co-Founder Steven Kessler on TheOrganicView.com
Did you miss our Co-Founder, Steven Kessler, featured on The Organic View on August 22, 2011? Well you can catch the hour long conversation with show host June Stoyer. They discuss the organic beverage industry and why Steven and Steaz stand behind our organic, fair trade and vegan beverages.
Shared via TheOrganicView.com. Interview by June Stoyer.
I am Thankful
At Steaz, we love holidays - the ceremony, the decorations, the food. Of course, the food. And Thanksgiving is one of our favorites. Maybe because it is so rich in history. Maybe its because it celebrates the opening our homes to new friends and new experiences. Or maybe we just like watching giant inflatables march down the streets of New York.
Thanksgiving started with a group of brave people wanting to discover a better way. They risked everything to find that better way in a far off land. And many didn't survive. But because of those who did and who worked to build this country, we are all better off. And we should all give thanks.
We are thankful to you, our friends, our families, our customers, our partners and our loyal Steazers for keeping the ideal of discovering a better way alive and well. We promise to continue to do our part to make "better" a part of the global language of Steaz around the world.
Be healthy, happy & joyous,
Your friends at Steaz
Discovering A Better Way
For many, summer is a time of discovery and growth, when we set off on new paths or recommit ourselves to finding new ways of living healthier, exploring new destinations, reconnecting with friends and family and becoming the best we can be. The same can be said for Steaz.
So far in 2010, we've seen strong sales across all our product lines. Thank you. We know we have you, our Steazers, to thank for your commitment to discovering how our healthy and delicious products help you enjoy the beverages you love and feel good about yourself and our world. As we evolve our product lines, know still that we remain dedicated to our triple bottom-line values and to creating affordable organic, fair-trade beverages with all-natural ingredients.
You may also have noticed a change in the way our products look at your store. We've unveiled both a new logo and new packaging for our Iced Teaz, Energy Drinks and Shots, Sparkling Green Tea and new Zero Calorie Sparkling Green Tea. The new Steaz logo is a contemporary interpretation of the Flower of Life. Our icon is meant to be a visual expression of the connections that life weaves through all of us and the shared experiences between you, our customers, our company and our planet. It represents where good karma meets good for you and helps us deliver on our promise: good for the mind, body and soul. The balance, symmetry and simplicity you see in the logo is also represented in our new packaging designs.
An example of our packaging, before:
For more on the new logo, check out this ad.
Thank you for sharing our journey with us and for your continued support of Steaz. Here's to summertime and to a lifetime of discovering the better way.