Liebré Jacobs and her partners Elouise Josephs and Deidré Eigelaar established FruitLips in February 2014 and positioned the business by establishing people, markets, finance and infrastructure. They saw an opportunity in the market to connect people, fruit and business in the Piket-bo-Berg area. FruitLips is a fruit manufacturing company delivering jams, marmalades, chutneys and fruit in syrup to selected retail stores. The focus of FruitLips is to create fresh, hand-made jams while retaining the highest quality of standards. The aim of FruitLips is to infuse this bespoke product with the re-energizing and tranquil feeling the mountains give in every bite of the homemade jam.
Slowly and painstakingly, Liebré, Deidre and Elouise are growing FruitLips into a solid business. Their prime objective is to create jobs for an energetic and positive group of people. Not only is FruitLips creating sustainable jobs, but building accountable citizens.
FruitLips is an ecologically full-circle company that recycles water to use in the herb and vegetable gardens. The peels and pips of the fruit are used, and the fruit offcuts are turned into biological fertilizer by using red earthworms.
The artisan products of FruitLips are for the refined foodies and “lekkerbekke”. Initiative and new concepts are the drive, creating vibrant new fruit-related products.
The FruitLips Management and the team are excellent examples of people who are creating opportunities through discipline and hard work.
Old school is the new school
SOG Water Recycling System
All water used within the factory is recycled and re-used with the herb and vegetable gardens. No water is wasted.
Creating sustainable jobs for the people from the Piketberg community.
Herb and Vegetable Gardens
The gardens are watered with the recycled water that grows vegetables for the staff to take home and the herbs are grown to use within our own products that are made with a twist.
Red Earthworm Farms
Fruit waste is used to create earthworm extract that is used as a mineral enhancer for soil.
Low Carbon Footprint
We source where possible, raw materials within a 150km radius to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible.
Support Community Organisations
We are actively part of the Piket-bo-berg Residents Association and Piketberg Tourism.