Innovation — our avenue to crafting powerful products
Made using customised technology to ensure every seed is activated.
After two years of innovating with Callaghan Innovation, we developed a production technology that allows each single chia seed to be activated. The process involves hydrating the seeds individually with water droplets, allowing them to absorb as much water as possible.
Our technology controls the water’s temperature and how quickly the seeds immerse into the water — two vital elements in achieving activation. Once the seeds have formed their individual gel cases, we keep them at the same temperature for an hour, allowing them to become fully hydrated. And that’s how we unlock the nutritional power of chia seeds.
More hydrating than water and packed with the full nutritional power of chia seeds.View the Range
Working carefully with the bees to make The Immunity Tonic.
We source our Mānuka honey from Biohoney. It’s a local, innovative and values-driven business that produces the purest honey products while empowering a tight-knit community of South Island bee guardians who put hive health before profit.
Bee guardians use inter-generational knowledge and apply the most recent scientific research about the interdependencies between people and bees to harvest the honey in a way that enables bees to thrive in their natural environment. This means the mānuka honey that makes the powerful foundation of our Immunity Tonic is lovingly sourced and straight from the hive – just as the bee guardians and Māori ancestors have always used it.
A restorative elixir made with mānuka honey from Biohoney — guardians of the bees
A restorative elixir made with mānuka honey from Biohoney — guardians of the bees.View the Tonic
We don’t stop at one solution.
At Chia Sisters, we innovate to create the best solution — not just one easy fix. We seek solutions that make a real difference for people and the planet.
Working toward these goals requires a long-term time investment for research, trial, and error. We must constantly test and try again when we fail. Only then can we generate positive outcomes that align with our ambition.
There are multiple ways we approach innovation. In fact, there is no single right way to do anything. But we do uphold a few elements across the board. One, we research; two, we utilise science; and three, we keep our focus on the immediate and future impact of our creations.