PLANTFED MANA is the new KSKYE the Label! We specialize in premium organic and wildcrafted herbal supplements. philanthropic tees and ethical jewellery. Founded by Plant-based Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Designer & Author, Candy Marx - after realising that many natural and herbal supplements contained herbs that are dangerous to pregnant women, infants and children. So, she formulated herbal blends that most can take! Most of our blends don't contain herbs that pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children can’t take, and we use smaller amounts of numerous herbs in some blends too. This is because taking one teaspoon of a particular herb, every day, can be too much on the body, so, we make up that teaspoon with smaller amounts of numerous herbs.
We use only organic and ethically-wildcrafted herbs, and we pride ourselves in not using any fillers, additives or preservatives. Our herbal blends are 100% herbs only.
We're proud to use 100% compostable mailer bags and satchels, and we pride ourselves in not using any plastic in our deliveries. When you receive your order, throw the mailer bag in your home compost bin or in your local industrial bin. We also use kraft paper and hemp string to eliminate sticky tape.
KSKYE the Label rebranded from high-end fashion footwear label, KeilanaSkye in 2014/2015, rebranding into a social business, also using sustainable and cruelty-free fashion. We support humanitarian, animal and environmental organizations, and employ artisans from India, Brazil and Nepal.
All herbs are shipped via our sister site, Plantfed Mama.
Our jewellery is made from natural crystals, brass, sterling silver and vermeil gold in collaboration with Indian and Brazilian artisans. Our Indian artisans work from their homes. Each crystal is cleansed and charged in the Sun, before being made into jewellery in our Sydney-based studio. Our pieces are then cleansed and charged again, before being sent to our clients. Our rings are set in India and Brazil.
The purpose of our jewellery is to make crystals fashion forward, to empower and support artisans from developing countries and villagers who would otherwise not work - and to help spiritual and soulful growth.
Our Hemp Handbags are made using hand-woven hemp in collaboration with Nepalese artisans. Hemp is versatile, sustainable, it requires little water and does not need pesticides to grow. Hemp also cleanses the soil that it grows in, and was used to clean up the ground soil in Chernobyl.
Our Be Kind Series is a collection of organic tees and rompers with conscious-living messages. 100% of the profits from this series are donated to International Anti-Poaching Foundation, Rainforest Rescue, Sea Shepherd, Shelter Ugolyok and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
(The bags that we use to package our tees/rompers are certified biodegradable, certified home compostable, vegan and GMO-free; and do not contain any bisphenol (including BPA and over a dozen other derivatives) and are free of phthalates. BPI Certified and made ethically in The USA).
We support Rainforest Rescue and buys back Ecuadorian Rainforest, having bought back 7500sqm so far.
We are also foster parents to elephants, KAMOK and TSAVO through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
ABOUT CANDY MARX
Candy Marx is an Integrative, Holistic and Alternative Health Practitioner, specializing in Nutrition, Master Herbalism and Immunology. She is also a Spiritual Mentor and highly experienced Medium and Spiritual Healer, having come from a family of Mediums. She has studied Reiki 1, 2 and 3, having used some concepts from Reiki to develop her own style, which she teaches to those she mentors.
New Zealand-born, Candy is a published writer and author, registered Master Herbalist, registered Plant-based Nutritionist, Kind Living & Wellness Influencer, Intuition and Spiritual Mentor, Branding and Marketing Consultant, Philanthropist, a Mama of two, and an Award-Winning (former) Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, behind the popular Instagram account, Plantfed Mama. Candy is a published contributor for Nourish Magazine, and has been featured in national and international press, from The Sunday Telegraph (AUS), The Financial Review (AUS), The Dominion Post (NZ), Digital Journal (USA), Medium (USA), Ethical Style Journal (USA), Raise Vegan (USA), and The Times (USA), plus many more. She currently lives with her family in Sydney, Australia.
"I made the connection between animals and my food when I was still quite young. I grew up on a self-sustained farm and our pigs, ducks and chickens, in particular, were my best friends. And quite frankly, I didn't want to eat my friends. I went vegetarian as a kid, which was at a time when vegetarians didn't really exist - well, not where I grew up. Fast forward 15+ years to the start of my conscious vegan journey."
In 2009, Marx launched high-end fashion footwear label, KeilanaSkye, which became a household name after winning the QANTAS Spirit of Youth People's Choice Award in 2012; she was also named a finalist in the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Judge's Choice Award in 2013. Adding to her list of fashion achievements behind KeilanaSkye, she also dressed the Australia's Next Top Model's, Top 20, and showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney, and in NYC and LA. But after switching from vegetarianism to veganism, in 2012, Marx rebranded her label in 2014 to align with her eco-vegan beliefs, changing direction into social philanthropy - behind KSKYE the Label (now Plantfed Mana).
Marx did a short stint working as an Editor for a small, online magazine, and continued to study, graduating in Marine Science, and Shark Conservation in 2016.
After experiencing the countless health and lifestyle benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet, Marx then went on to study Herbalism, Nutrition, and Immunology. Marx holds a Diploma of Human Nutrition, an Advanced Diploma of Master Herbalism, and a Certificate in Immunology. She is currently earning a Diploma in Immunology.
Spiritually, Candy soul reads and specializes in Intuition/Spiritual training, Akashic Records, Ancestral Healing, entity/implant removal/healing, and training Spiritual Warriors. If you would like to speak to Candy about spirituality, please contact email@example.com
Marx is the host of the PLANTFED SOUL Podcast series, which was formerly known as The Conscious Blog.
In late 2017, Marx became an Ambassador for W.I.R.E.S Wildlife Rescue.
After spiritually mentoring many people around the world, Marx launched Mana Holistic Development and stepped into the role of Intuition Mentor, in which she developed a highly sought-after course, Advanced Intuitive Communication Development.