About Zaytoun

Terra Rossa are pleased to support a new Palestinian organic, world-first Fair Trade olive oil from Zaytoun.


Trade not aid

Zaytoun is a Community Interest Company founded in 2004 to create and develop a UK market for artisan Palestinian produce.

The company is a cooperative, and a member of the International Fair Trade Association. As a member of the International Fair Trade Association our primary objectives lie with the welfare of the producing communities.

Since its inception, Zaytoun has imported and distributed 170 tons of olive oil to a mixture of retail and wholesale customers, in addition to regional fair-trade and Palestine campaign groups. Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith groups have also taken an interest, ordering the oil for their places of worship and to sell at local stalls as part of a message of inter-faith peace promotion. Southwark Cathedral even uses the olive oil for anointing in various services throughout the year.

Zaytoun Olive Oil

Any profits Zaytoun makes are:

Zaytoun endeavours to keep costs low in order to maximise the income from sales that goes back to Palestinian communities.

Zaytoun endeavours to keep costs low in order to maximise the income from sales that goes back to Palestinian communities.

The price of a typical 500ml bottle sold to the wholesaler would break down as follows:

31% to the farmer

31% to the exporting organisation - filtering, bottling, labeling, boxing, inland shipping

9% margin to exporting organisation for farmer development and support programmes

29% UK costs

About Zaytoun Olive Oil

Zaytoun Olive Oil

The warm peppery taste of the world's first-ever fairtrade organic olive oil are from trees tended by hand through generations of Palestinian farmers. People love Zaytoun products because not only are they great-tasting, they make a real difference to farmers producing them by hand in the face of conflict.

"Fairtrade has re-established thousands of small farmers' faith in the sustainability of the agricultural sector in Palestine. In addition, we have been able to establish a more direct relationship with our consumers, who are assured of the quality and purity of the oil we produce"
Mahmoud, Zaytoun farmer

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