selects and harvests the finest sea vegetation resources from the
cleanest sites around the world. We choose our kelps for their
nutrient content, clean site, and sustainability of the harvesting
harvests of kelp come from the pristine, mineral-rich waters of
Northwest Iceland, where spectacular seaplant beds grow in clean, cold
waters and are enhanced by the nutrients from glacial milch rivers and
deep earth geothermal vents.
Icelandic geothermal products have earned the highest designation as
100% certified organic wildharvest beginning in 1999. For nearly three
decades we have been documenting the sustainability of the harvesting practices and
protecting the biodiversity of the Breidjafjord. Fresh kelp are cut every 3 to 5 years from managed and mapped beds, where only
a small percentage of the annual new growth is harvested each year.
Within hours these extraordinary plants are dried at controlled low
temperatures, capturing and preserving the biological values and
preventing surface oxidation or browning. Even the dryer is powered
by the local renewable resource of geothermal hot water and the
electricity is generated by the power of the glacial rivers. This
site produces the core ingredients for Thorvinís products and is USDA
NOP 100% Certified Organic Kelp Products.
Organic and More -
Measuring the Triple Bottom Line
We measure our
performance and that of our harvesters by the three principles of
sustainability: being environmentally, economically and
to our communities, our customers, and our planet. Thus we
endeavor to protect the seaweed resources and the biodiverse aquatic
environment as well as all stakeholders in the supply chain.