Overcoming Barriers The largest barrier to widespread implementation is a lack of profitability. Vetiver takes up space on subsistence farmland, which Haitian farmers need to grow food. The solution: convert vetiver into a cash crop.
We are the first company using vetiver to make sustainable farming profitable in the short- and long-term. By purchasing the vetiver shoots from the farmers, this allows them to gain an immediate profit in exchange for planting vetiver on their fields. Vetiver Solutions is the first initiative to create vetiver fibers in a non-laboratory setting. We have created a simple process that can be done nearly anywhere in the world. Currently, vetiver yarn is not commercially produced; however, we are confident that we will be able to produce high-quality yarn out of vetiver within the next 12 months.