A message from the founders

For us, helping people feel better and live better has meant creating simple and effective natural remedies that serve as a holistic first line of defense against common ailments. Turns out, it takes a lot of steps to keep things purely simple and our products are a reflection of the care and commitment required to live up to our mission. Thank you for joining us!

- With gratitude,
Ret and Adriaan

Founders, Adriaan and Ret

Who We Are

Origin
Evolution
Our Team
Ned® is the result of two friends, Ret and Adriaan, who started in different places arriving at the same destination.

After his mother’s cancer diagnosis in 2014, Ret decided to learn all he could about natural remedies and holistic healing, as well as the many brands offering natural supplement products. What he found was a frustrating lack of transparency about the process, people and ingredients behind the brands and products.

Meanwhile, after spending a decade working 70-plus-hour work-weeks, Adriaan had increasingly realized that something was fundamentally out of balance. Those feelings eventually culminated in a full-blown panic attack in front of his entire company. He knew a change was needed and spent the next 2 years living out of a backpack and rediscovering the virtues of nature, simplicity, and true human connection.

In their respective experiences, they each built the foundations required to establish the values and principles behind the company that would later become Ned.

Rather than launching with a big team, outside investors, or a deep marketing budget, they opted to keep things simple. They focused on sourcing the best ingredients available, operating with total transparency, sticking to strict guidelines for sourcing and production, and then topping it off with a best-in-class customer experience.

Today, Ned has established a community many thousands strong, has shipped hundreds of thousands of products around the world, and
has given back hundreds of thousands to for-purpose initiatives.
Humble beginnings keep you honest. Our’s trace back to Ret’s garage. Along with our friends and significant others, we labelled bottles by hand, packed every order, and spent countless hours with customers answering each and every question we received. And then people responded in a big way.

Since those early days, we’ve shipped tens thousands of orders and created new lines of products. We’ve been able to set up our ‘Nedquarters’ in Boulder, CO, complete with our own laboratory, a small warehouse and a growing team of extraordinary humans who we’re lucky to call coworkers.

Along the way, we’ve also developed a powerful community of like-minded friends and customers, committed to raising awareness of the healing properties of full-spectrum hemp oil and other natural remedies. We’ve committed tens of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations like POW and Period.org, planted thousands of trees, sent children to camp, and helped advocate for issues from climate change to wildfire relief.

We’ve come a long way in a short time and met so many fantastic people along the way. But life doesn’t sit still and neither can we – we are always searching for new remedies to help people feel better and live better and are dedicated to bringing you the best the natural world has to offer.
Ret Taylor, Co-Founder
Ret is inspired by his passion for natural remedies and committed to helping people find a deeper connection to the natural world. He is an outdoors-man, endurance athlete, environmentalist, husband and father.

Adriaan Zimmerman, Co-Founder
Adriaan is a serial entrepreneur and brand-builder. He's an avid traveler, photographer and writer, gaining recognition for his writings around his experiences with burning out and stepping away from the rat race.

Rory Coulter, Head of Content
Rory is inspired by her passion for slow, simple, sustainable living. She is a writer, vintage shopkeeper, and Waldorf-inspired homeschooling mama.

Briana Smith, Head of Education
Briana lives and breathes all things plants, movement, and ritual. She is a humble student of the natural world and passionate about the reclamation of sacred relations in everyday life. She is a professional dancer, Certified Yoga Teacher, Vital Herbalist & folk medicine practitioner.

Vida Chavez-Garcia, Production & Order Fulfillment Manager
Vida is an agro-ecology instructor and soil health nerd. Convinced that Mother Earth is a wondrous blessing, she strives to teach others that there's no place like home.

Molly Lucinda, Head of Customer Happiness
Molly is a passionate nature lover and is inspired by the magic and power of the plant world. A forever student and an empath at heart, Molly enjoys being outside in nature as much as possible, connecting with and supporting community, good food, exploring new places and is always up for impromptu dance party!

Billie Schaub, Marketing Manager
When Billie isn't working at Ned, she’s likely getting lost in the mountains or working on her crow pose in yoga class. Her favorite Ned product? That’s a hard one, but a dropper full of Daily Blend in her morning coffee has never let her down.

Bryan Smith, E-Commerce Director
Bryan followed his interests in health and wellness to Colorado after college and never left. He loves asking simple questions that require complex answers, riding bikes, skiing, and playing golf on the weekend.

Our Values

Keep it simple. Keep it natural.

What We Stand For

Forces of Nature

We believe simplicity is the answer to the complexity of modern life, and that through a deep connection to the natural world everyone can rediscover how to heal and even thrive.

Transparency

We Bare it All

Ned products are crafted with love, care, and exceedingly high standards of quality. And we aren’t afraid to let you behind the curtain – in fact, we welcome you.

All of our products revolve around the relationships we build with makers and growers. We are there at every step of the process and are always willing to get our hands dirty. We insist on a high level of personal involvement because we insist on an even higher level of quality. Personal experience has shown us that the best way to keep yourself honest is putting your own boots on the ground and participating.

When it comes to our full-spectrum hemp oil, it all starts with people and plants – everything is sourced directly from just a few small farms. We work with the farmers to select strains of non-GMO hemp known for superior cannabinoid and terpene profiles, effectiveness, and flavor. And we always ensure that everything is grown the way we’d want it ourselves – in natural sunlight in the fresh soil of Paonia, CO watered by fresh, Rocky Mountain snow melt.

Once the hemp is harvested, we use slow and cold ethanol extraction to ensure we capture all the organic compounds present in the flowers.

Did we mention we only use hemp flowers? No stalks and seeds here.

Our North Star

Re-connecting You to the Natural World

Modern life can be messy and we want to help you declutter. Pharmaceuticals that only mask the symptoms are not always the answer. Ned believes in a plants-before-pills approach to first-line remedies that always keeps it simple and natural.

Customer Happiness

Our Stress-Free Guarantee

Damaged package? We’ll replace it. Broken product? We’ll fix it. Your true love left you? Call us. Simply put, we’re here for you, we’ve got your back, and we’re not gonna let you have a bad experience if we can help it.
See our FAQ for more info on returns and exchanges.

Quadruple Bottom Line

Being Right vs. Being Right on the Money

We stopped believing “success = money” a long time ago. Today, we incorporate social & environmental impact, customer happiness, and coworker satisfaction into our metrics. Everything must pass this filter and each of the four stakeholders in our Quadruple Bottom Line.

Forces of Nature

We believe simplicity is the answer to the complexity of modern life, and that through a deep connection to the natural world everyone can rediscover how to heal and even thrive.

We Bare it All

Ned products are crafted with love, care, and exceedingly high standards of quality. And we aren’t afraid to let you behind the curtain – in fact, we welcome you.

All of our products revolve around the relationships we build with makers and growers. We are there at every step of the process and are always willing to get our hands dirty. We insist on a high level of personal involvement because we insist on an even higher level of quality. Personal experience has shown us that the best way to keep yourself honest is putting your own boots on the ground and participating.

When it comes to our full-spectrum hemp oil, it all starts with people and plants – everything is sourced directly from just a few small farms. We work with the farmers to select strains of non-GMO hemp known for superior cannabinoid and terpene profiles, effectiveness, and flavor. And we always ensure that everything is grown the way we’d want it ourselves – in natural sunlight in the fresh soil of Paonia, CO watered by fresh, Rocky Mountain snow melt.

Once the hemp is harvested, we use slow and cold ethanol extraction to ensure we capture all the organic compounds present in the flowers.

Did we mention we only use hemp flowers? No stalks and seeds here.

Re-connecting You to the Natural World

Modern life can be messy and we want to help you declutter. Pharmaceuticals that only mask the symptoms are not always the answer. Ned believes in a plants-before-pills approach to first-line remedies that always keeps it simple and natural.

Our Stress-Free Guarantee

Damaged package? We’ll replace it. Broken product? We’ll fix it. Your true love left you? Call us. Simply put, we’re here for you, we’ve got your back, and we’re not gonna let you have a bad experience if we can help it.

See our FAQ for more info on returns and exchanges.

Being Right vs. Being Right on the Money

We stopped believing “success = money” a long time ago. Today, we incorporate social & environmental impact, customer happiness, and coworker satisfaction into our metrics. Everything must pass this filter and each of the four stakeholders in our Quadruple Bottom Line.

Purpose Beyond Business

1% for the Planet

And many more cause-based initiatives

We're part of a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together and donating 1% of all sales for a healthy planet.

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Ned Walks

TED talks the talk, but Ned walks the walk

Ned Walks give us the opportunity to connect with friends and the outdoors. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing,” Ned Walks are about utilizing our senses to reconnect with nature and ourselves.

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Limitless Exploration

Searching the world for wellness

At Ned, our mission doesn’t stop at creating the world’s best natural remedies. We’re always exploring new ways to feel better and live better through simple means and a deeper connection to the natural world.

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FAQ's

Got questions? We’ve got answers.

Where does the name Ned come from?

When we created Ned, we aimed to build a brand that was the epitome of approachability. In our long discussions about the company vision, what we stood for, and the message we wanted to put into the world, a character started to emerge.

The character was someone who could be a neighbor, a friend, a family member, or someone you meet in passing, but it was a person full of sage wisdom, smiles and captivating stories affirming a life well-traveled and better-lived. It was someone who made others feel at ease and accepted and could be trusted inherently. It was someone you could turn to for guidance on anything - from a time tested remedy for a headache, to learning about a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, to fixing a leaky faucet.

The character’s name came to us in one eureka moment… Ned. Ned embodies our brand in his simple ways, colloquial manners, and understated worldliness.

Perhaps he’s somewhere between the Big Lebowski cowboy and Sean Penn’s character in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. At the end of the day, Ned stands for simplicity and approachability and is whatever you interpret it/him to be!

Behind Ned is a small team; we’re an impassioned bunch who are obsessively driven to restore and strengthen a healthy and symbiotic connection between us humans and the natural world.

Where is Ned located?

Our Nedquarters is in beautiful Boulder, Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

Come on by and say hi!

Does a portion of my purchase go to a good cause?

Yes, it certainly does!

We're proud members of 1% for the Planet so 1% off all our sales goes to a selection of environmental causes.

We also donate a portion of all of our Natural Cycle Collection sales to PERIOD.org, which is working to end period poverty.

Finally, we typically host a number of cause-based fundraisers throughout the year should there by an urgent need i.e. wildfire relief efforts.

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