About Us - Sustainability at the Heart of ÖselBirch
At ÖselBirch, we are passionate about bringing the pure, sustainable, and time-honored natural products of Estonia to the modern world. With a focus on eco-friendly practices, we strive to minimize our environmental impact while sharing the treasures of Estonian nature with you.
ÖselBirch is a family-owned company founded in 2016 by two siblings, Anne-Liis Theisen and Ardon Kaerma. Born out of their love for Estonian nature and traditional plant-based refreshments, ÖselBirch began by offering an organic range of drinks based on birch water. Inspired by their grandmother's method of fermenting birch sap to extend its shelf life, the siblings launched their first product line. Since then, the company has expanded its portfolio to include non-fermented birch water and food supplements featuring birch sap and chaga mushroom. ÖselBirch is committed to creating natural products that support sustainable production methods, promote biodiversity, and give back to the environment.
Our Commitment to Sustainability:
We use responsible harvesting methods, ensuring the preservation and well-being of the pristine Nordic forests. Our organic certifications and partnerships with local suppliers reflect our dedication to eco-friendly practices.
Carbon Neutral Delivery
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by partnering with eco-friendly logistics providers and collaborating with Shopify Planet. With every purchase you make, you contribute to funding innovative companies that actively remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it safely.
Transparency and Certifications
ÖselBirch is committed to maintaining transparency in our supply chain and production processes. Which is why we have chosen to follow the strict guidelines of EU organic certification (and equivalent USDA organic)
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Our Future Goals
We continually strive to expand our portfolio with natural, sustainable products from our beautiful home country. Our focus is on sourcing products that use natural, organic ingredients from Estonia, promote biodiversity, and give back to the environment, ensuring a more sustainable world for future generations.
The Story Behind Our Name:
Our name, ÖselBirch, combines "Ösel," the old German name for Saaremaa, and "Birch," a tree that's both amazing and helpful in nature. Just like superheroes, birch trees have many powers. They can grow in places where other plants struggle and help other plants grow there too. Birch trees have special friends called nitrogen-fixing bacteria that live in their roots. These bacteria have a superpower of turning air into food for plants, making the soil better for everyone. Birch trees also give back to the earth when their leaves fall and break down, returning important nutrients to the soil. Plus, their roots help the soil become less compact, allowing water to soak in more easily. As if that weren't enough, these trees are also like hotels for birds, insects, and mammals, offering them food and a place to stay. So, you see, ÖselBirch isn't just a name, it's our way of saying we're "barking up the right tree" when it comes to using the gifts of nature responsibly and supporting a world where everyone can grow and thrive.
Explore our range of eco-friendly products and learn more about ÖselBirch's commitment to sustainability. Join us on our journey to create a harmonious relationship between humans and nature.