Our History

Stuart Thomson was the founder and principal researcher of the Gaia Research Institute in the 1990s along with his wife Lettie Thomson.

Trading as Gaia Organics, they began supplying the first ‘original’ health stores in South Africa, such as Field’s in Kloof St. Cape Town, Health Fayre in Rondebosch, The Good Stuff in Claremont, and Fruits & Roots in Johannesburg, originally owned by Pritam & Har Bajan Khalsa.

In 2011, Lettie’s daughter Claudia Henderson purchased the company and moved the business off the N2 outside the Garden of Eden to Longships Drive in Plettenberg Bay. Original formulations are still intact, although new products have been added over the years as the company continues to evolve and innovate.