Holos make kombucha. They make small-batch, handcrafted kombucha, based on high-end teas which are then fermented. The resulting product is a thoroughly adult non-alcoholic drink - one that could easily be poured out for a celebration.
They work with anti-slavery charities to employ people who have survived slavery in the UK.
Their mission, as they state it, is to “equip and encourage survivors… to gain meaningful employment through real life training, job opportunities and partnerships”.
The idea for their business came when two of the founders, Naomi and Megan, were working with survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia. They saw how direct intervention turned one particular woman’s life around. And they started to think about how they could replicate that in the UK…
Why they are different
It’s taken a few years for kombucha to filter through to the point where it’s available in newsagents and supermarkets. But Holos’ kombucha is a cut above what you’ll find elsewhere. Their sparkling Oolong is the champagne of kombuchas.
Why they are kind
They offer practical and emotional help to former slaves, but the founders also set aside a quarter of their shares in the company to create The HOLOS Foundation, a charitable body currently in set-up phase with trustees, focused on rehabilitation for survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in the UK.