Many issues have been raised about the social conditions involved to the ones making mate. One can see the structural problems at http://metamate.cc/activism/mate-politics/ . We cannot change the world or the governments where it happens, but to counter-balance it, Meta Mate brings fair trust & full transparency to the products we have 100% in our hands. We started with craft mates and now Raw Mate.
A high-tech, small-scale production fully documented and transparent showing that it pays all government fees and taxes. This raw mate sets a standard inside the legal-frame to control and improve the situation of those producing mate. Together with Kolle Mate, Barão, and other partners we want to bring a similar approach to industrial products like Meta Mate 23 & 42.