Cultivation in Mexico

Cultivation in Mexico

Our Aloe vera is grown according to the standards defined by Organic Agriculture, which guarantees:

  • A high level of nutritional components such as vitamins, antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids and polysaccharides.
  • Control of heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticide residues, glycoalkaloids, water quality (nitrates, etc.)
  • High water retention capacity, which allows crops to better resist drought.
  • Sampling in the fields to check the absence of products prohibited by the specifications.
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Harvesting by hand

To preserve the plant because it takes several years to reach maturity.

  • Only mature leaves are harvested. They are taken from the crown of the rosette with care.
  • The cut is made at the base of the leaf in a clean and straightforward manner to allow the juice to flow and the leaf to heal quickly.
  • Only 2 or 3 leaves are taken per plant at each harvest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvesting by hand

Extraction of the pulp by hand: The raw material, the pulp, comes from the manual “threading” of the leaf harvested from the producers’ fields around the extraction room. It is a guarantee for the preservation of polysaccharide richness, the natural constituents of aloe vera responsible for its activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

Pur’Aloé works in collaboration with Mexican farmers according to the “OperAequa” fair trade charter for the supply of certified organic raw materials. The application of the requirements is regularly verified in the field by the certifying body “Bioagricoop”.

Why fair trade?

  • Opportunity for producers disadvantaged by the conventional trade system.
  • Transparency of commercial relations.
  • Autonomy of small producers through the continuity of commercial relations.
  • The promotion of fair trade by making customers aware of injustices.
  • Payment of a fair price established after dialogue (We also pay a premium that is not required in this context).

  • Gender equality: valuing women’s work, women’s presence in governance.
  • Working conditions: a healthy and safe environment.
  • Child labour: compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • The environment: application of responsible production methods.
  • Trade relations must take into account social, economic and environmental well-being.

 

The charter of OperAequa Fair Trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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