Weleda is a multinational company that produces both beauty products and naturopathic medicines. Both branches design their products based on anthroposophic principles. The company takes its name from the German form of the name of the 1st-century Bructeri völva Veleda. As well as being known to use green energy, Weleda uses 'natural' ingredients grown using biodynamic methods and none of their ingredients or products are tested on animals.
Weleda Group is member of the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT), gradually ensuring that its sourcing practises promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.
In 1920 Dr. Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, and Dr. Ita Wegman, a Dutch gynaecologist founded "Futurum AG" , in Arlesheim, Switzerland, and "Der Kommende Tag AG (an incorporated company to encourage economic and spiritual values) in Stuttgart Germany. In 1920 "Der Kommende Tag AG" acquired the former "Colonial-Werke Paul Rumpus" in Schwäbisch Gmünd. In 1921 both companies merged for economic reasons, the new company was registered as "Internationale Laboratorien und Klinisch-Therapeutisches Institut Arlesheim AG" - known commonly as Weleda. On the tenth of December 10, 1928, their new name Weleda AG and it's known today was officially registered.
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