Sipsongpanna literally means 12 villages. The name is an onomatopoeic rendering of the place name in the language of the indigenous people. The area, which borders Myanmar in the south of China’s Yunnan province, is still a nature retreat within China. The inhabitants affectionately call it „our Panna“.
Much of the area is covered by rainforest, which is home to a variety of animal and plant species. Rivers criss-cross the area’s warm, humid and hilly landscapes. The inhabitants belong to ethnic minorities that differ in culture and language from the prevalent ethnicity in China, the Han. In China, they are known for their pride and beauty. Far from the high-tech cities like Beijing and Shanghai, the valleys of their Panna give them the space to preserve traditions. Some have devoted themselves to handicrafts or agriculture. They make traditional products from natural, local resources that have the ancient power of Sipsongpanna. Well-known examples are the handmade Sipsongpanna paper, the wood craft and especially tea cultivation.
Sipsongpanna Holding AG comprises several subsidiaries which, like the villages of Sipsongpanna, form an organic whole. One aim of the group is to absorb and pass on the inherent strength of Sipsongpanna. For example, we work with local entrepreneurs in organically grown corporate structures to enable our customers to benefit from the power of Sipsongpanna, too. Our core market is in health and wellbeing products, including offering and managing investments in local entrepreneurs.
Sipsongpanna’s products have held a magical attraction for people far beyond the region for centuries, opening up promising growth opportunities. They are traditionally made in harmony between nature and man, partly according to Buddhist principles, and as ambassadors of this mystical place, they carry its power into the world – whether as a tea leaf or a simple breath, Sipsongpanna’s possibilities are inexhaustible.