About Kaskazi

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Organic, Ethical, Traceable Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing from small scale farmers and businesses

Kaskazi, the ancient Swahili word for “northern wind,” is a monsoon wind that has facilitated the spice trade between the East African coast and the rest of the world for centuries.

Kaskazi Back to Nature was established to bring responsibly sourced products from East African smallholder farmers to the UK. Although it has some of the best organic and sustainably grown products in the world, these farmers often do not have the resources or knowledge to access UK and European markets.

We work with businesses in Tanzania and Zanzibar who share our values, including ensuring fair prices are paid to local farmers and returning a portion of their profits to the community to provide development, education and certification.

Value Addition at Source

Most multinational corporations and global conglomerates operating in East Africa focus on extracting raw commodities and exporting them in bulk overseas for processing. This results in little or no added value from product sources.

We make sure we only work with partners who do all processing and packaging locally, making sure they support their communities by creating jobs and skills. Where possible, all materials should be fully biodegradable (from kraft paper bags to tea bags) and the use of plastics should be reduced to a minimum only where required by food packaging laws/standards.


Our range of infusions and green teas are responsibly sourced from small scale and community farmers around Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Usamabara mountains in Tanzania. Blended with exotic spices and herbs from Tanzania our tea makes for a perfect, relaxing cup any time of day


With an emphasis on health and wellness, Dhow Nature products are responsibly and ethically sourced from the rainforests of Zanzibar and Tanzania. From ready-to-mix Turmeric Lattes with anti-inflammatory properties to Baobab and Moringa powders which have high vitamin and antioxidant contents, Dhow Nature products are prepared completely naturally without the addition of fillers and additives.


Our spices are grown in the tropical rainforests of the exotic islands of Zanzibar and Pemba where local communities and small scale farmers are encouraged to preserve the natural rainforests and farm responsibly. This has been successfully achieved by providing them with education, certification and development support, as well as ensuring fair prices are paid for their efforts. 1001 Organic spices are non genetically modified, produced to the strictest European Organic Certification Standards.

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Sun: 11am – 4pm

Public Holidays: 11am – 4pm