As a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter, Volcanic Earth is involved in Vanuatu Trade and Export. It is owned and operated by Fresh Change Ltd., a company incorporated in Vanuatu. It's international headquarters are in Port Vila, the Capital of Vanuatu. The company is headed up by the Managing Director and CEO, Linda Trenkner who is a strong advocate of all natural, organically grown products and shares in the belief that we are all “connected” to the earth’s energy.....the stronger the connection, the stronger and healthier we become.
Earth has managed to make some impact on the global market for
naturally organic skin care products selling to individual consumers
around the world from Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Germany, Greece,
Italy, Singapore, Dubai, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Eucador, Fiji, Portugal, the Netherlands, South Africa, Eypt, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Russia, Poland, Mauritius, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Singapore, Vietnam, Turkey, Switzerland, both the
North and South islands of New Zealand and virtually every State
and Territory in Australia, the USA and Canada.
thanks to the generous support of AusAID through
its innovative "Enterprise Challenge Fund"
(ECF), Volcanic Earth has now expanded its processing and
production facilities, so as to meet overseas market demand
for its products in the wholesale and retail sectors of the
Australian, New Zealand, USA and Canada health and beauty industry.
The benefits of this ECF project also include livelihood
opportunities for an estimated 900 or more Ni Vanuatu women
who would otherwise be disadvantaged through poverty and unemployment.
Numerous local, coconut suppliers also now have a reliable market
from the projectís virgin coconut oil facility which has been established at the new Volcanic Earth Complex in
Port Vila. Through the assistance provided by the ECF, Volcanic
Earth work more closely with village suppliers
to not only increase supply of raw materials but to provide
technical support for first stage processing by these suppliers.
This value adding increasse their incomes and opens up opportunities
for related micro business opportunities. Another benefit
of the ECF Project is additional employment opportunities within
Volcanic Earth in the areas of manufacturing, packaging, processing,
administration and management.
sets Volcanic Earth apart from the competition? Clearly it is
our USP (unique selling position). We are not so much in the
business of selling naturally organic skin care products in
a world of homogeneous skin care competitors, as we are about
selling "Exotic Chemical-Free Ethical Bio Solutions For
Specific Problem Skin Conditions".
most so-called organic or natural skin care, our entire product range
is completely free of any chemicals, artificial preservatives or colouring.
In addition, our products are manufactured in perhaps the most bio-friendly
country in the world (as evidenced by Vanuatu being rated #1 on the
Happy Planet Index - see below).
VOLCANIC EARTH VANUATU
own retail outlet, day spa and manufacturing facilities in Vanuatu are located at the Volcanic Earth complex on Lini Highway, Numbatri Area of Port Vila.
Come in and see
us when you're next in beautiful Vanuatu!
Located in the beautiful South
West Pacific, Vanuatu (formerly known as the New Hebrides) is comprised
of a line of volcanic islands and submarine volcanoes, giving rise to
a roller-coaster ride of volcanic activity and tremors as well as occasional
tsunamis (tidal waves). Straddling what is known as the “Pacific
Ring Of Fire”, Vanuatu is situated between Fiji and New Caledonia
(about 1,400 miles east of north-eastern Australia) and boasts the most
accessible active volcano on our planet (Mt. Yasur on the outer island
Historically, volcanoes were believed
to be the dwelling house of “spirits” and so these mighty
sleeping giants were greatly respected and revered. This strong belief
in the spirit of the volcano still forms part of the tradition, custom
and mythology in some of the outer islands of Vanuatu. Volcanic earth
is ancient earth. It comes from deep within the earth’s surface
and even below the sea bed of some of the world’s deepest oceans.
This ancient earth houses the secrets of lost civilizations and reminds
us that "to stay in touch with this ancient earth is to stay in touch
with the universe and ourselves".
Vanuatu is also one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is known
for its natural waterways, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and
spectacular sunsets. This magical country is an untouched paradise,
virtually free of pollution, pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers or
insecticides. Everything seems to grow and flourish here in the rich
volcanic soils and high rainfalls. Crops are grown organically without
the need for chemicals.
It is through the use of real volcanic ash that Volcanic Earth seeks
to harness and incorporate the earth’s energy into its all natural skin care range utilizing volcanic ash
skin benefits, volcanic pumice and the Tamanu Oil benefits for skin
optimisation and anti-aging.
Vanuatu has been host to many famous people including Steve Irwin the
“Croc Hunter”, prior to his fatal accident. In 2004, Vanuatu
was chosen by the producers of the American TV “Survivor”
Program as the location for its “Survive The Islands Of Fire”
reality TV series.
The name "Vanuatu" means 'Land Eternal' and it's people are predominantly
Melanesian. The Ni Vanuatu have populated these volcanic islands for
centuries with more than 115 distinctly different cultures and languages
still thriving here. There are also small communities of French, British,
Australian, New Zealand, Vietnamese, Chinese and other Pacific Island
people living in harmony with the Ni Vanuatu. As such, Vanuatu is recognised
as one of the most diverse countries in the world.
Official - Vanuatu is the World's Happiest Place!
new global measure of progress, the "Happy Planet Index",
which ranks the progress of nations based on the amount of the Earth's
resources they use, and the length and happiness of people's lives,
has placed Vanuatu in the No. 1 spot out of 178 countries. This Happy
Planet Index is a revolutionary new approach to measuring human well-being
and environmental impact, published by the New Economic Foundation in
association with friends of the Earth. It moves beyond the crude ratings
of nations according to national income (GDP) to reveal for the first
time that happiness doesn't have to cost the Earth. It shows that people
can live long, happy lives without using more than their fair share
of the Earth's resources.
did Vanuatu rate the highest? Apart from its low population, large land
area (with 2500 kms of exposed coastline) and a life expectancy of age
69, the country is a very rich and valuable land resource for growing
crops. It's unique rainforests, little logging, excellent democracy
record and the fact that the country emits next to no carbon emissions
all contributed to this HPI rating. (The full report can be downloaded
Volcanic Earth believes that the country's greatest resource is the Ni Vanuatu people themselves with their fun-loving dispositions and kind, gentle natures – a big, friendly smile from just one of the local inhabitants is likely to brighten up your whole day. It's probably from breathing in all the natural Frangipani, Vanilla and Sandalwood in an environment virtually free from herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and carbon emissions! Unfortunately, this cheerful outward behaviour actually belies a culture poor in material wealth and high unemployment. Vanuatu is very much a developing nation and outside Port Vila and the larger establishments on the islands of Tanna and Santo, cash is not a common commodity. The subsistence farmers and fisher people are the poorest in terms of their disposable cash income but even in Port Vila, the basic wage per month is less than what most people in westernised countries earn in a week!
In fact, the United Nations classify Vanuatu as a LDC. This stands for a "Least Developed Country". LDCs are defined as the World's poorest nations under UN's standing and call for special treatment, particularly in terms of trade and aid to support their development and priorities.
Linda Trenkner (Volcanic Earth CEO) attends United Nations Conference in Istanbul 2011
Volcanic Earth recognises that, as a local (international) company, it also has a responsibility to help improve the standard of living of the Ni Vanuatu people so that they at least earn enough cash for life’s essentials such as proper housing, education and medicine. Rather than suffer the indignity and interference attached to Foreign Aid Handouts, most Ni Vanuatu people would prefer the opportunity to work and be financially independent.
It is through its involvement in Vanuatu trade and the opening up global markets for its unique products that Volcanic Earth seeks to be a significant employer for Ni Vanuatu inhabitants but in a way that allows its people to continue to live in happiness and harmony with the beautiful natural (unspoiled) environment and stay in touch with ancient earth.
As distributors of Volcanic Earth products in Australia, we take great pride in being able to offer you their exclusive range of exceptional organic skin care products, while also contributing to the company's goal of providing much needed livelihood opportunities and employment for disadvantaged Ni Vanuatu.
"Beauty From Deep Within The Earth"