Native Vanilla sells some of the world's highest quality, naturally grown vanilla bean products; and the story of Native Vanilla reaches as far back as founder Dan Edmiston’s childhood, when he grew up in a remote village along the Karawari river of Papua New Guinea.

After leaving Papua New Guinea to study abroad, Dan went on to build a successful fin-tech company. On a trip visiting the village where he grew up, Dan found that the people of his village had begun to farm raw vanilla beans and were struggling to find a market.

Dan promptly decided to sell his company and go all in on Native Vanilla as a way to give back to the community in which he was raised.

Using authentic woodcut prints, in the style of botanical journals of the nineteenth century, we chose the vanilla plant and bird of paradisethe native bird of Papua New Guinea—to create an identity for Native Vanilla that spoke to the long history of vanilla cultivation as well as the connection between Native Vanilla products, their story and place of origin.

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