Why does Colive exist?
You are disconnected from the earth, nature.
You are disconnected from the source of your food.
Develop for peace
The solution is at the grassroots. The solution is the seeds of communication and cooperation.
Bring people together, have them communicate and cooperate.
You connect to local farmers and help communities connect. You create a line for cooperation and communication between these communities.
And we started with where we come from Cyprus.
Cyprus has two central divided communities that our founders are from. "Green Line," a demilitarized buffer zone, separates these communities are from each other. We have tales of conflict and violence. More importantly, though, we also have stories of peace and getting along.
We can reflect on the lessons we get from Cyprus to other parts of the World.
We work for a world in which humanity cooperates and communicates for a better and more peaceful world.
Food connects everyone.
Why olive oil?
We love olives!
It is the last point, but not the least.
We live to taste.
We knew that olive oil is very underrated.
We knew that Cypriot olive oil is even more so.
We live on the intersection of taste and ethics.
The olive oil market is also fragmented and murky. Experts allege that some big players are fraudulent. They add other things to the olive oil they buy from faceless middlemen.
We love the double meaning that connects it all. You are extending an olive branch to help the World heal.
So, why, Colive?
Colive exists to connect.
We exist for a world where there is one global community living in understanding, justice, and equality.