The Women of Neal's Yard Remedies Canada
March 8, 2019
Young entrepreneur, Romi Fraser, began her journey with a single boho-chic boutique in Covent Garden in London, England in 1981 selling herbs, essential oils and custom-blended products to those wanting to avoid the harsh chemicals being adopted by much of the industry. She was a trailblazer of the organic skincare market - paving the way for a movement we have come to know as natural, organic skincare. Today, we are a globally-recognized brand while maintaining our core business practices Romi once envisioned: sustainably-sourced ingredients, Soil Certified organic beauty and wellness products, and a genuine admiration for our customers. In 2014, Lisa Shelley and her family planted Neal's Yard Remedies Canada's roots in Calgary, and we continue to grow within our community and country, sharing our love for natural wellness.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, we are truly inspired by the strong female team members throughout our organization every day of the year.
So what does she think defines an NYR woman? "The NYR woman has a passion for the world around her, and it shows.”
So, how does this year’s National Women’s Day theme, “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” speak to us at Neal's Yard Remedies?
The answer is simple, we strive to empower everyone to feel healthy and balanced, inside and out. Everyone's skin and well-being are important to us. We continue to develop products that use cutting-edge and award-winning scientific developments (such as using plant stem cells in our Frankincense Intense Cream), while always staying true to nature by maintaining our Soil Association Organic certification. Innovating for change will forever be at the heart of our business - we were one of the few to push against the synthetic chemical approach to skin and health care. We also were the first health and beauty brand to receive a perfect score from the Ethical Company Organisation. We will continue to support local and global initiatives and push ourselves to leave our precious earth better than we found it.
We give thanks to all the women that are part of the NYR community today, and every day.