Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Quality Assurance International or QAI certifies foods to the USDA NOP guidelines. Quality Assurance International (QAI) does not create organic guidelines in anyway. Quality Assurance International (QAI) strictly follows guidelines established by the National Organic Program (NOP), the federal regulation that ensures all USDA requirements are met.

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Mendo Maté® Brand Standards

Mendo Maté Power It Approved® prides our selves on making positive change and supporting the future development of communities by creating novelty products based off our brand standards. We strive to show there is a better way to conduct business through 100% Organic, Good-Trade, Non-Machine Productions, Living Wages and The Mendo Maté Guarantee. If a product can not meet our standards we do not sell it. So you do not have to question if a product is ORGANIC or adheres to the goals of a GOOD-TRADE, that just comes standard...

  • USDA Certified Organic Products.
  • Good-Trade Producer Direct.
  • Living Wage.
  • 100% Free Shipping.
  • The Mendo Maté Guarantee.

USDA Certified Organic Products: This means 2 things to Mendo Maté, LLC. One is our commitment to the environment and the second to our kids. When you see the USDA seal, it means the product is 95% or more certified organic. To us that is not good enough. So we make a pledge of 100% certified organic. If it is not 100% organic then we do not sell it.

Good-Trade: In the eyes of Mendo Maté there is nothing like trading with our principal partners. If we do not know the farmer or the manufacturer then we will not carry the products. Long ago we made a commitment to know our friends in each industry and to create well funded production lines and that is what we continue to do to this day. If we can not verify the wages and working conditions for our products we do not buy them.

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Call To Action

Plant A Tree: Mendo Matté® has committed to planting a tree for every bag that we sell online & wholesale. When you purchase a bag you plant a tree!

How: Its easy to plant trees with us! Shop for your favorite blend of Mendo Matté® and checkout. Then we send the email to plant another tree in Mendocino County!

Activism We Support

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Why take action: Because few things have ever changed without it. We care deeply about our environment and while we are not perfect we try to be the change we believe in.




Zero Waste Commitment

How so: The site you are on now runs the entire company of Mendo Matté® and our 3 divisions. We no longer use paper -or- have an office. We use hard disk storage instead of filing cabinets. None of our employees commute to work. We use a 3rd party distribution center. Most packaged products are made of biodegradable bags. We even try to use recycled boxes.

* Zero commuting waste.
* No office environment waste.
* Carbon offset distribution.
* Recycling on every level.