Most coconut companies contract only with big plantations in order to reduce costs. This leaves owners of small farms at the mercy of middlemen who consolidate these smaller harvests while taking a large cut for themselves.
Globally, women are undervalued and marginalized at best and abused physically or sexually at worst. So many women find themselves enslaved in the sex industry. Others are trapped in the cycle of poverty. In both cases, there seems little hope of breaking out of their present circumstances.
Through training, our business will be a catalyst to improve issues like unemployment rates, cycles of sickness, personal finances, education, environment, business development, leadership and water sanitation.
Modern-day slavery is a 43 billion dollar industry and growing, with millions of women and children being treated like property. One-third of the world lives on less than $2/day, driving them to despair, desperation and hopelessness. The heavy weight of these chains of poverty and slavery are too much to bear.
Our virgin coconut oil is “RAW” - never cooked or processed. This means it retains every bit of healthy goodness with a superior taste. You get the most pure and delicious virgin coconut oil a jar can hold.
Our company exists to restore the God-given dignity in each person. Every person you lock eyes with has dignity in them. When your gaze meets theirs, can you see it? If you look hard enough or long enough, you will be able to see the beauty that is dignity in a person.
Giving someone a job extends them dignity. By bringing more jobs to an area with high rates of unemployment, we start to see transformation. We see families reunite. We see children have the chance to be educated. We see disease rates lower.
From the beginning, Dignity has been clear that we want to see more than just profit. We want to see lives changed. This is so important to us that we have made it a bottom line - a measurement to our investors and staff that is right next to profit in our reports. It's the way we do business. It is integrated into the fabric of who we are.
Large-scale businesses have taken their toll on the environment - clearing forests, depleting precious natural resources, clogging up the air and in the end, polluting our water and soil and producing more waste than our landfills can handle.
First, the typhoon hit the Philippines. Next, covid-19 and lockdowns started. Our workers, team, & community have taken on too much in the past 3 mths. Learn what we can all do to protect the vulnerable!
I want to share a few things with you related to our products and COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We are proud to have one of the highest food safety protocols in the industry. Our Standard Operating Procedures include regular handwashing; proper sanitation of surfaces, equipment & facilities; documentation of employee illnesses and managing their return to work; as well as glove and mask usage.
We are taking extra precautions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have intensified Health & Sanitation education & training and are taking extra precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 including requiring our US warehouse employees who are in contact with our products to wear masks, prohibit contact with truckers and strictly follow CDC guidelines.
As a small company, we thank you for your confidence in us during this challenging time. When you choose our products, you can rest assured our teams are diligently working to protect you.
MCT oil… have you heard of it? Its super power of boosting energy and metabolism has become a hit in the Keto and fitness community. But do you know where MCT oil comes from? (Hint: a coconut!!) Discover what MCT oil is actually made of. And is the quality as good as the marketing says??
Major Typhoon Kammuri made a direct hit over our Community Transformation Plant last month with winds clocked at 130 mph. As the most sound structure in the area, we make it available as a safe haven during dangerous storms as part of our emergency plan.
Are you on the Keto diet or considering starting Keto? Finding good sources
of fat is key to the ketogenic process - and it’s like finding gold when
you do! RAW Coconut oil may be your secret weapon on your Keto journey.
When you put anything on your lips, it ends up in your mouth and gets
absorbed by the skin. If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t buy it. Did you know
that most of your lip balm includes toxic, cancer-causing ingredients!? Is
it time to ditch it!
Our favorite thing about making smoothies for breakfast is they are
versatile — you never have to have the same combo more than once! This
particular recipe is easy to make and will keep you busy folks full all
Ditch that Pumpkin Spice Latte and upgrade to cozy fall foods that leave
you feeling great! In honor of this new season, we want to share some new
autumn recipe ideas - ALL DAIRY FREE.
Each recipe has been tested and made with our RAW Virgin Coconut Oil. That
fresh and light taste and premium quality of coconut oil pairs perfectly in
each recipe listed.
There are good fats and there are bad fats. NOT ALL FATS ARE CREATED EQUAL.
Unfortunately, the American Heart Association has given us incorrect (and
outdated) information and leading people astray with their claim that
“coconut oil is bad for you.” This time, a Harvard professor was quoted in
a video “coconut oil is pure poison.” This blog is our official stance,
research, & findings on coconut oil and all the FACTS you need to know. We
didn’t go into this business for nothing!
Leaky Gut is a common topic these days because it’s actually a common side
effect of many Americans who suffer from gut + intestinal damage. AND IT
CAN BE HEALED. Read our blog to learn how you can prevent and treat leaky
gut. Our RAW Coconut Oil plays a big part in the process. Let us help!
With summer, there’s also an increase in activities and time in the sun -
which means we need easy ways to fuel up to keep up! Making your own
granola bars is easier than you’d think.. Check out our delicious Almond
Granola Bar recipe, crafted for the whole family to enjoy!
“Adding an oil treatment to our hair routine will balance out the oil
production in your scalp and strengthen your hair.” Find out how to do this
with our RAW Virgin Coconut Oil AND what method to use with your specific
At Dignity, we value the earth and believe it’s our responsibility to be
her care takers. We are using a sustainable resource (coconuts!) and
organic farming methods to restore people and the Planet! Read on to learn
how Dignity is implementing positive change.
As another holiday approaches, we wanted to give you fresh ideas on how you can make your family favorites, while adding a healthy spin on it! Read more for 10 meal ideas that include raw & real ingredients, like our Raw Coconut Oil.
What is oil pulling? How does it work? Are the health benefits worth my
time? Let us help you! We are working hard to bring you the best coconut
oil a jar can hold! Its REALLY RAW and REALLY TASTY. And really great for
OIL PULLING! Read all about it here..
Healthy Homemade Honey Granola Recipe for you - made with all real, raw ingredients, including Dignity's RAW Coconut Oil. Perfect for anyone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar free and tastes delicious!
Love Kale? Hate it? Kale has incredible health benefits for you, BUT it can
be hard to find the right recipe that is truly tasty and enjoyable. Read on
to see how we use Dignity Coconut Oil and spices to reignite a love for
kale again. Crispy, savory, cheesy kale chips ...sound good??
Every time we make a purchase, we are sending a message and making a
choice. Even the simplest purchase is a vote. What you, the consumer,
purchase drives companies to produce more. You vote with your dollars for
what you want to see on the shelf. You have power!
Hear Dignity's backstory on the Ritzfit podcast, No Diet Podcast: Eat What
You Love Again! We shared why we got started and why we detoured from the
process used by all the other coconut oils on the shelf!
The term "organic" gets tossed around quite a bit*. Perhaps you try to buy
USDA Organic because you know it will be healthier and free of pesticides.
Most likely you trust the USDA Organic symbol on your products. That's
GREAT! But what does Organic mean for Dignity Coconut Oil? It means a lot
Summer is almost over, but there is plenty of time to make an easy and fun
summer treat! Before back-to-school, treat your family to some ice cream
topped with a crackly, crispy FUN chocolate topping. It’s so easy!
Our survey is complete! We finished our baseline survey for two villages in
Bicol (pop. 3,108 and 2,411) and now have hundreds of stats that give us
insight into the needs of the community. Here are a few that stood out to
94% experience food shortages for at least 1 month/year
49% for 3 months or more
31% of children have had diarrhea in last 2 weeks
"Doing good" has become a business strategy.
Buy Tom's shoes and they will give a pair of shoes to someone in need. Buy
bottled water, gum, mints or coffee from Project 7, and much of the profits
help meet seven areas of fundamental needs around the globe.
See how we are doing good...
On July 14 an estimated 800 people gathered on the property of Dignity
Products and Services in Bicol, Philippines to celebrate the dedication of
our first Community Transformation Plant. We wish you could have been
there! As guests arrived they were greeted by music, singers and dancers in
traditional dress from the local High School in the next village - fifty of
them! The atmosphere was filled with praise from the start.