In Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), a celebration unfolded on November 24, 2023, as the winners of the prestigious BC Export Awards were announced, highlighting the province’s commitment to global trade and economic excellence. The gala event, brought together leaders and innovators from various industries, showcasing their remarkable achievements in international markets.
Among the standout winners was Satya Organic, which won under the Indigenous-led company category.
In 2013, Patrice Mousseau, driven by her concern for her baby daughter’s eczema, began experimenting in her kitchen to come up with a healthy and natural solution for her daughter. Little did Mousseau know that this would be the beginning of Satya Organic. Thanks to her interest in medical research and a deep appreciation for traditional Indigenous medicine, Satya Organic is now revolutionizing the approach to skincare with its commitment to natural ingredients.
Satya Organic sets itself apart by formulating and packaging natural skincare products, specifically tailored for conditions such as eczema, dry skin, psoriasis and rashes — gentle and effective for delicate skin, including babies. In addition to being proudly Indigenous and women owned, Satya is a carbon neutral company with the Great Bear Rainforest Initiative and certified plastic neutral.
The company, with manufacturing based in British Columbia and a distribution centre in Washington State, has recently secured a significant deal with Shoppers Drug Mart. This partnership will see Satya Organic’s products available in Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada, marking a significant milestone in their journey. Beyond Shoppers Drug Mart, Satya Organic has also established a presence in other retailers, including Whole Foods, Nesters, Rexall, Pharmasave, Avril Sante and Rachelle Bery. Furthermore, with an eye on global markets, Satya Organic is actively exporting its products to the United States and Hong Kong.
Exports to Hong Kong began in 2019 when Trade and Invest BC representatives organized a product launch in partnership with the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong and Subufarm, a Hong Kong distributor.
Satya Organic was introduced to the U.S. market at the Arizona Indigenous mission, which was a partnership event between Trade and Invest BC and the Canadian Consulate in San Diego. The program highlighted a variety of Indigenous products from B.C. and Canada, with a focus on consumer products geared towards the hospitality and agriculture sectors.
“After a great 1 to 1 meeting organized through the Canadian trade mission to Arizona, and with the knowledge and support of Team Canada, we were able to achieve our license to sell products on reserve lands at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort and provide our products to their retail store.
Now Satya will be on hand to soothe all sorts of skin issues, not just eczema, but also sunburns from the golf course or pool and the random fall into the cactus patch!
We believe this will be the first of many fruitful partnerships to come from the trade mission,” said Mousseau.
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