Family, friendship and a passion for organics form the backbone of Auckland kombucha brand Organic Mechanic.
The company was founded in 2013 by schoolmates Graedon Parker and the late Jason Corliss, who were inspired by Jason’s father’s decision to start consuming natural, organic food and practising meditation after his cancer diagnosis. OM, as the brand is known, began selling kombucha and smoothies (with free hugs) at Parnell’s La Cigale market – where they can still be found every weekend. Jason’s brother, Nicholas, and the trio’s other school friends Alex Liew and Rajeev Joshi joined the company later in 2013, followed by friends Lucy Brooking and, most recently, head brewer Dylan Steeples. ORGANICMECHANIC.CO.NZ
NADIA would like to acknowledge the passion and dedication of Jason Corliss, co-founder of Organic Mechanic, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
Above Alex, Rajeev, Lucy and Graedon of Organic Mechanic in 2017. Below left Rajeev, Jason, Graedon and Nicholas in 2015.