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マオリ族の生活に根づくハーブと健康法の力を取り入れた、エシカルライフスタイルブランド、AOTEA。 厳選されたNZ原生植物を使いながら、マオリ族の習わしを守り決して生態系を崩さない、自然と調和した製品づくりをしています。 あなたにも、自然にも、優しく心地よい。AOTEAはそんな製品をお届けします。

自然と人への取り組み

Aotea was founded in 2017. We are inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in our range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where we are from and where we grow the native flora we use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in our range. This is all done by our team on our papakāinga (land).


What is important to us is that what we do brings opportunity to the community where we are based on Aotea. In light of which we have decided (despite the difficulty) to grow, extract and manufacture all the products rather than outsource this. We are also proud to say that for every year we have been in business we have provided scholarships to our rangatahi māori to attend high school and we are in the process of creating more jobs for whānau.


What is also important to us is spearheading the science that will give credibility to the anecdotal history and knowledge māori have for the healing flora of Aotearoa. We now have a committed R&D team to determine innovative ways to not only extract some of the plant agents in the flora we use, but also undertake clinical tests of these plant agents.

Aotea was founded in 2017. We are inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in our range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where we are from and where we grow the native flora we use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in our range. This is all done by our team on our papakāinga (land).


What is important to us is that what we do brings opportunity to the community where we are based on Aotea. In light of which we have decided (despite the difficulty) to grow, extract and manufacture all the products rather than outsource this. We are also proud to say that for every year we have been in business we have provided scholarships to our rangatahi māori to attend high school and we are in the process of creating more jobs for whānau.


What is also important to us is spearheading the science that will give credibility to the anecdotal history and knowledge māori have for the healing flora of Aotearoa. We now have a committed R&D team to determine innovative ways to not only extract some of the plant agents in the flora we use, but also undertake clinical tests of these plant agents.

AOTEA (アオテア) とは先住民族であるマオリ族の言葉で、「グレートバリア島」を意味します。この島育ちで、マオリ族の血を引く創業者Tama。ニュージーランドの自然の恵みを取り入れた祖母の健康法にインスピレーションを受け、AOTEAを創設しました

About Aotea.

Aotea, also known as Great Barrier Island, is the 6th largest island of NZ with an area of 285 sq kilometres. It is where we make your products and it is also our namesake.Māori named the island Aotea meaning white cloud (ao – cloud, tea – white) as it appeared in the distance as a white cloud on the horizon. Aotea is also the name for one of great seven migratatory voyaging waka.

NZで伝統的に様々なケアに使われてきた万能ハーブの「カワカワ」や、天然の石鹸として使われてきた「クマラホウ」など、ニュージーランド固有の厳選されたハーブから丁寧に成分を抽出。またNZでも特に純度の高い島のマヌカハニーは、他の地方の蜂蜜を混ぜない「ノンブレンド手法」で、島のマヌカ本来の力をそのまま製品に取り入れています。AOTEAの全ての製品には、古来より生息する高品質なハーブと、マオリ族の伝統的な健康法が息づいています。

私たちはマオリ族の習わしに従い、自生するハーブを活用しながらも決して生態系を崩さない、環境に配慮した製品づくりを約束しています。島の工場では再生可能エネルギーを活用し、自然に優しい生産を行っています。またパッケージングも手作業で行うことで、島の雇用にも貢献しています。AOTEAは、島の自然や人と共生するサステナブルなブランドを目指しています。