We are Islander, but we are not alone:
A growing collective of world class chefs use Islander Rathlin kelp to add balance, texture and original flavour in their kitchens.
Those who prefer to eat natural, chemical free food, love the fact that our kelp is organic and use an entirely natural preservation process to keep Islander fresh.
Islander isn’t just a brand, it’s a philosophy. It’s our ambition to spread our knowledge throughout other coastal communities – to give other islands the chance to grow and process kelp using our techniques. Everyone who works on Islander products is employed directly, and enjoys a professional occupation with training and a decent wage. It’s our ambition to create an Islander Kelp innovation network that will help to keep islands anywhere in the world, alive and thriving.
Islander Rathlin Kelp is farmed on ropes which reach down into the unusually strong currents around Rathlin Island. The strength of these tides keeps the temperature at a constant and provides the nutrients for our kelp to flourish. This, along with our bespoke cultivation methods, allows Islander Rathlin Kelp to be grown 365 days a year.
We use a 100% natural process to preserve the kelp. First we wash and blanche the kelp in freshwater. Then we chop it and deep freeze it. Thanks to this refined process which we have developed over many years, Islander Rathlin is organic.