About Us

Naturellement was established as a social enterprise in 1991 in the international township of Auroville, South India. Martina Ljungquist, the Swedish founder, brought with her a wide knowledge of traditional European recipes and Swedish standards in management, hygiene and workers' welfare.

Through 23 years of research, product development and a successful fusion of East and West, we have created a company producing gourmet food of international standard.

Meeting growing demand we are now selling a wide range of natural and organic fine foods in different places all over India. Our popular products include jams, marmalades and fruit syrups, nut butters and breakfast cereals, pickles and pesto.

While we have grown tremendously since our humble start, our aims are still to;

. Empower women from disadvantaged back grounds by providing them meaningful work.

. Engage in socially responsible and fair trade business practices.

. Support sustainable farming by using organic raw-material whenever possible.

. Provide natural handmade fine foods of the highest quality to our customers.

To sustain a vibrant and strong team (all women!), more than technical skills are needed. Our goal is to make all employees feel motivated and appreciated. We provide help and support in economic, health and family matters as well as nutritional lunches, English classes, sport activities, study and recreational tours.

From start to finished products, strict food safety standards are maintained. But equally important is the atmosphere in which our products are made. Joy and consciousness are the keywords. Our employees care about what they do and are actively engaged in the company.
Our dedicated, effective work force of women from the surrounding villages has over the years developed into a team of highly skilled artisans. Forming the backbone of the company, they are the key to our success!

 

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©Naturellement 2012 - Photos by Ireno - Designed by: Susan Proctor