Amala's ethos is a holistic approach to the way we eat and live, being aware that all our choices have an impact on Earth, lives and health. Our mission is to inspire others to include more organic, plant based and raw foods into their lifestyles; to grow our own food and use regenerative practices as much as possible; and finally, finding the compassion within our hearts to care for all beings. We believe in colourful, abundant, vibrant, life giving, nourishing whole foods, adding the good stuff in to our lifestyles a little bit more to combat stress, toxicity, and disease, whilst cultivating well being, happiness and life. We are inspired to educate, provide nourishment for ourselves and our community, leave minimal trace on our planet, and to live simply and slowly.
Founded in September 2015 by Xanthea Heynes. She has a passion for environmental awareness, regaining health through diet, and spreading the joy that can be found in plants and plant based food. With support from partner Ross, family, friends, and community, the vision for Amala has grown, expanded to present day, and continues to evolve.
We believe in zero waste and try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. Our food waste, scraps and peelings go onto our compost heap and the packaging we use is compostable, biodegradable and plant based. Keeping trade as local as possible, sourcing as local as possible, and supporting many wonderful local businesses, initiatives and planet protecting organisations. We believe the little things add up to make the biggest differences and don't want to cut corners on any areas of our lifestyles.
Amala means pure, or clean, in Sanskrit, and hope in Arabic.