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Devoted to the Natural Products Industry since before it was called the Natural Products Industry, Fran has worked in varied capacities ranging from retail business operations to new product/brand/category development and technical product standards. With her intimate knowledge of the full value chain in the development of natural consumer products, she brings a unique perspective to understanding the sourcing and creative challenges facing new product innovators. Educating and bringing quality, sustainably produced products to more people is her passion.
When she’s not helping product developers connect with suppliers, she’s making music, hiking with her dog Stella, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer with her family.
On a recent trip to India, we visited several farms with exclusive contracts for Sabinsa Corp. Here’s what we learned about the relationship with the farms—the source of botanical ingredient raw material.