Hempen is a workers co-operative, which means creating sustainable livelihoods powered by hemp, and making decisions based on principles rather than profit. Any profit we do make is put back into nurturing the Hempen community, growing our capacity to bring more healthy and environmentally-friendly hemp products to the world. As well as adhering to the seven principles of a co-operative, we also operate based on our own five core values:
We value co-operation. It not only leads to a greater fusion of our skills, talents and resources, but also brings us unexpected opportunities and benefits. Volunteers are always welcome to visit our site. We’re looking to develop the potential hemp-based economy with people and structures who share our values and goals.
We value compassion, and endeavour to treat all life with empathetic consideration – especially in the face of challenge. We believe in the power of hemp to provide a better world for everyone. All the money we make goes back into the co-operative. This is to support our vision of a fair economy, to pay fair wages and support other ethical projects.
We believe creativity is essential for finding simple solutions to complicated problems. We always aim to cultivate a culture of innovation. Hemp has a rich and diverse history, with a wide range of environmental and health benefits. Anything wood can do, hemp can do better! Also cotton, plastic, food, cleaning products… The more we learn about it, the more benefits we find. We’re constantly working on new ways to bring these benefits to more people. Have a look at our blog to find out more ways of using hemp in your life and home.
We believe in radical honesty, and value authenticity in all our relations and work.We’re dedicated to organics, innovation, and providing the highest quality hemp products. We endeavour to be open to new ideas, or ways of working and being.
We value taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions, as well as our community and our planet. We’re starting small, but our aim is to support the global mission to cultivate and use sustainable hemp products, that can benefit both people and the planet. Always in harmony with nature.