Meet our harvesters
Rosehip harvesting takes place according to the natural growth cycle of the wild plants. The working season is therefor determined by atmospheric temperatures, the amount of rain the plants receive and the natural pollination that takes place when there is no interference from outside.
Since these plants grow high in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, it makes sense that villagers in the surrounding areas would be the first to be employed.
Each year The Rosehip Company employs over 3500 Basotho people to harvest the wild rosehip by hand.
The Rosehip Company will not be the sustainable business it is striving to be without the commitment of our harvesters.
Please click on the pictures below to read some of their stories.
About the Basotho people
The Basotho people takes pride in their livestock and donkeys, goats and cattle can always be found roaming the hills and ravines. The village has no electricity and the inhabitants collect wood and animal droppings to make fires to cook on and to keep themselves warm. The traditional Basotho blankets (Seana Morena) is a distinctive form of woollen tribal blanket traditionally worn by Sotho people and unique to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Not only do these blankets provide ample protection against the cold, its tight weave also forms an excellent barrier against the rain.