Plants by People is a woman and minority owned business from Portland, Oregon. Our humble beginning started in Founder Jing DiPiero’s basement with our first product launching in July, 2021.
Born in Beijing, Founder Jing DiPiero appreciated the value of holistic herbal medicine and self-care from a young age. She developed a resistance to antibiotics at age 5, so her parents brought her to a naturopathic doctor for alternative treatment. She also watched her grandmother, a lifelong chain smoker, recover from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma after taking potent herbs. This is when DiPiero became fascinated with the intelligence of plants and Traditional Chinese medicine.
Chasing her American dream, Jing attended graduate school in New York. After 15 years in a corporate job, she launched a medical education company to train Asian physicians in the US. It soon became apparent to her that self-care + preventative care is the only true path to individual long-term health, affordable healthcare, and the overall wellbeing of society. Thus, Plants by People was born.
Traditional Chinesephilosophy advocates for being at one with the world and one’s community. Plants by People fulfills this mission by taking social responsibility as a core principle. We made the conscious decision to use sachets instead of single-use bottles to reduce waste by 95%. We support innovative dehydration technology, and encourage suppliers to use renewable energy. Our tireless efforts don't stop there. We use water-based ink free from harmful chemicals and recyclable non-reinforced water-activated tape for shipping– meaning no more guilt about plastic pollution.
Today, Plants by People consists of a community of culinary enthusiasts, food scientists, herbalists, naturopathic doctors, environmentalists and deep thinkers driven to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Ancient wisdom of healthy living through plants is our platform, our passion, and our product. And we're thrilled to be sharing our tonics with people who feel the same way.
Finding Balance With A Beverage
Plants By People organic beverage blends founder, Jing Dipiero, was picked to speak live on KOIN 6 Portland to discuss her start-up, and they LOVED the organic deliciousness!
“Transforms traditional herbal medicine to suit modern life”
“Wellness-boosting alternatives to coffee, tea, or ready-to-drink beverages”
“Takes its cues from ancient medicine and modern science”
"Proud Sponsor to Train Agents of Change in the World of Health"