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Author Leson, Gero, author.

Title Honor thy label : Dr. Bronner's unconventional journey to a clean, green, and ethical supply chain / Gero Leson ; foreword by David Bronner.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021]
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Description xxii, 329 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index.
Contents Foreword / by David Bronner -- What do you do when disaster strikes? : Trudy Bronner on taking care of a company -- Hemp and hysteria : David Bronner on leading an activist organization -- The dirt on soap : Mike Bronner on balancing "soap and soul" -- How to make clean soap : Michael Milam on bringing fair trade principles to the modern office -- Serendipity in Sri Lanka : financing and structuring a fair trade project -- Riding the VCO wave -- German roots, German connections -- Olive oil--a symbol of hope in the Holy Land : tea tree: a strong flavor and a value-added crop -- Palm oil--redeeming an "evil crop" : building a "special operations" team -- Cocoa--the path to regenerative chocolate : sweet and strong--sugar and alcohol from South America -- Tales of mint, deception, and compost : lavender and lavandin : aroma from a place of beauty -- The quest for an organic and fair global coconut oil trade : jojoba oil from the Mexican desert -- Soap making and special operations in the time of corona -- Conclusion. Good business is the engine that makes it all possible.
Summary "The inside story of iconic soapmaker Dr. Bronner's and their renowned, pioneering supply chain--rooted in sustainable, socially just business. With Foreword from CEO David Bronner. If you know Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, you likely know their ebullient labels and the tingling of their peppermint pure-castile soap. But how did this distinctive product labeled "All-One!" and "Spaceship Earth!" garner mainstream adoration for not only its natural soap, but for their ethical commitments? Per former Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario, "They have the best supply chain practices, of course." From Dr. Bronner's head of special operations Gero Leson, Honor Thy Label is the inside story of how a family-run soap company created a new fair trade and organic supply chain from the ground up. Through stories of harrowing setbacks and hard-won triumphs in projects that spanned the globe, Leson illuminates the challenges of building and scaling ethical production for increasingly popular products--and ultimately, the immense benefits for communities and the environment. In the tradition of Let My People Go Surfing, Honor Thy Label describes a journey to break boundaries of production, making Dr. Bronner's a pioneer of socially-just business--enacting a radical vision with simple, regenerative and fair trade ingredients. It's all in the label"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bronner, Emanuel H., 1908-1997.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (Firm)
Soap trade -- United States.
Natural products -- United States.
Business logistics -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Social responsibility of business -- United States.
Added Author Bronner, David, 1973- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780593087411 (hardcover)
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