I've written about Vietnam countless times. With marketing materials, blogs, on social media, you name it, I've done it. I was always told of the lush coconut jungles, jovial people and inviting culture, but until recently it was all hearsay.
I landed in Ho Chi Minh City three weeks ago, and the experience has been amazing. Being here sheds light on everything I've heard for the past 14 months. The food is incredible, the sights are breathtaking and the motorbike rides are a white-knuckle experience to say the least.
But just as our mission with Skinny & Co., my trip has purpose.
Skinny may be headquartered in Indianapolis, but its birthplace is Vietnam. It all starts here, and we are on the cusp of our next goal: Organic Certification.
Soon, we will break ground on a new state-of-the-art facility and begin working hand-in-hand with local farmers to teach organic practices and farming techniques. This team effort all culminates to our final goal, getting Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil organically certified.
The process will not be easy or short, but it will be time well spent.
We pride ourselves with organic practices already, as you know. No pesticides, fillers or anything else, just 100% RAW coconut oil. This process will most definitely allow us to expand as a company, but its true purpose is to further gain your trust and bring public validity to our one-of-a-kind product.
Bringing you the best coconut oil in the world is our continuing passion, and your support is nothing short of an inspiration. We expect much of ourselves and are always striving to be better, because our mission is far from accomplished.
We can't wait to have you with us along for the ride. I'll be sure to keep you in the loop; you just keep on changing the world!
**Written by Skinny & Co. Team member Michael, who is staying in Vietnam- home of our mature, raw coconuts!