Puerto Lopez is located in a region of full natural wealth, Manta. The resources and products coming out from here are unique and exclusive of the area. The community plays a huge role: its members act as safe-keepers and administrators of these natural unique materials, such as our Palo Santo.
This is a community of people that are focused on maintaining their core culture. Some of our team grew up here and define them as humble, hard working but always smiling. You can find them fishing at the sea with traditional ancient methods (while protecting the big whales that consider this region home), walking collecting Palo Santo woods to use in their daily life style. They care about other natural products such as tagua (the natural ivory) and paja toquilla (the fiber of the Panama hat).
When buying from Good Saints you are buying their products, their care, their hand picked and cut wood. You are helping them maintain their lifestyle and their job - which is to protect this special and unique land.