Our Story

This is a tale of two discoveries. In 2007, Deborah Agustoni’s steer in life changed forever during a trip to Cambodia. Not only did she witness the harsh vulnerability of human trafficking, she also discovered the Cambodian Blue Butterfly Pea Flower - a unique, radical ingredient that she was certain she had a calling to use. The two contrasting discoveries caused a revolution in her heart and a calling she knew she had to pursue.

Saathëa, was born with a clear mission in mind: to fight human trafficking through the power of the finest, cleanest beauty products that deliver remarkable results.

Rooted in this unique, pioneering product is an unwavering commitment to giving back to the vulnerable women in Cambodia and a deep gratitude for the discovered beauty and incredible benefits in this ingredient that changed everything. We choose always, to do the right thing by women, for women.

Our Name

Together, the Cambodian words Sathea, which means compassion, Sa’at, beautiful, and Chea to be healthy and well - form the foundation as a reminder of all the work we do.

In Cambodia and around the world, we will always ensure that the Saathëa woman understands her worth as we strive to support, empower and to create a better, more beautiful, compassionate way.

Compassion - noun
com·pas·sion | \ kəm-ˈpa-shən
sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it

Beautiful - adjective
beau·ti·ful | \ ˈbyü-ti-fəl
pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically

Saathëa - Sart-tey-ah

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Meet Our Founder

After traveling to Cambodia in 2007 with the sole purpose to explore, never in my wildest dreams did I expect to experience such a life-altering trip. Discovering the extreme poverty in the rural communities there commanded my attention. With no hope for employment, women were falling prey to human trafficking at an alarming rate. I felt it within every inch of my body that I had to do something.

Fast forward to my next trip to Cambodia and on this occasion, I discovered something more promising. I learnt about the extraordinary Blue Butterfly Pea Flower. As I continued to unearth more and more about this remarkable botanical plant, it became increasingly obvious that if I could harness it’s benefits into products to benefit consumers, that we could give the women of Cambodia the tools and opportunities to harvest it and generate income for themselves and their families.

I’ve never felt more proud to say that we’re now accomplishing that. With our Saathëa Prosperity Garden Initiative women are able to continually harvest the Blue Butterfly Pea Flower for use in our tea. Seeing not only how the Initiative has positively impacted their lives, but also the astounding results in our expanding product line, is incredibly humbling. I invite you to learn more about the work we do here.