Kombucha goes Back to the Mother


What’s different about this kombucha? Back to the Mother is a worker-owned co-op, according to founder Drew Holman. “We function without managers as everyone involved is an equal owner in the company,” Holman told us in an email. “We use sociocracy to communicate in round table discussions. This model lets the people doing the work decide how the work should be done.” The producer has also worked with Bayern Brewing to use bottles and labels compatible with Bayern’s recycling program, a rarity in Missoula.
“We are putting the power back into the hands of the people doing the work instead of continuing with the old model where the people at the top make profits off of no input on their end,” Holman writes. So if you’re thirsting for economic justice, bottoms up!
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