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the Costa Rican Hemp
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Zegreenlab was founded by the Javogue family in 2012, marking the first time in modern history that a Costa Rican company is interested in using industrial hemp. Our mission is to create a new generation of sustainable products and habitable environments that positively impact our consumers’ lives and the Costa Rican community. Today we offer an outstanding business portfolio across the consumer, construction, communication, and fashion industries.

Since our foundation, we have always focused on developing unique brands and teams. Our latest endeavor spotlighted opening the first hemp-based fashion and accessory brand in Costa Rica, The Void Hemp Concept Store.

Learn our company’s role in the Costa Rican hemp industry, our present offer, and our future vision of sustainable development.

Media Publications

GNC revolutionizes and becomes a CBD Destination

[…] Within the national brands we handle Osmosis, in its two lines, Blue Zone and High Forest”, said the General Manager of GNC-Costa Rica, Fernando Montoya.

Media:CRHoy.com
Publication Date:04.05.2022
Language:Spanish
Country:Costa Rica

Hemp: A cascade of opportunities

[…] Auto parts, paper and clothing are just some of the multiple uses that hemp already has worldwide and that in Costa Rica could be the seed of a thriving industry after the approval of the law that allows its cultivation.

Media:Teletica / 7 Días
Publication Date:11.04.2022
Language:Spanish
Country:Costa Rica

From foods, cosmetics and supplements with cannabis

[…] Researcher Emmanuel Javogue tells us about his cannabis and hemp-based products.
Media:Repretel
Publication Date:14.10.2021
Language:Spanish
Country:Costa Rica

Cannabis in Costa Rica

[…] It is the “first store specialized in sustainable fashion with textiles made from hemp fibers”, as the company ZegreenLab shared in a press release.

Media:The Up° Collective
Publication Date:26.09.2021
Language:Spanish
Country:Costa Rica

Videos

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Cáñamo Una cascada de oportunidades 7 Días Teletica Corte de Reportaje

Desde 2014 nos hemos dedicado a desarrollar alternativas sostenibles entorno al cáñamo para la vida cotidiana en el campo de la construcción, la salud y la comunicación. Los invitamos a conocer un poco más sobre nuestro trabajo en la industria del cáñamo de Costa Rica de la mano de un excelente reportaje de @teletica7. 🌱

Fecha de Publicación:12.05.2022
Idioma:Español

Marca:Zegreenlab Construction
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Giros: desde comidas, cosméticos y suplementos con cannabis

El presidente de Zegreenlab, Emmanuel Javogue visita Giros para presentar todas las posibilidades de lo que puede ser creado a partir de las diferentes partes de las plantas de Cannabis/Cáñamo.

Fecha de Publicación:14.10.2021
Idioma:Español
Marca:Zegreenlab
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Osmosis CBD en Noticias Repretel Estelar Programa del 04 de Octubre del 2021

Fecha de Publicación:05.10.2021
Idioma:Español
Marca:Osmosis CBD
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"Ladrillos de cáñamo, el hermano verde del rey del andamio", Entrevista con Zegreenlab

Si estás buscando materiales sostenibles para embellecer tu hogar, la construcción con fibras vegetales es la opción más avanzada en Costa Rica. Esta mañana hablamos con el programa matutino Giros sobre las ventajas de construir con cáñamo para el mejoramiento de los espacios y además, reducir la huella de carbono. Contáctanos para más detalles.

Fecha de Publicación:22.05.2020
Idioma:Español

Marca:Zegreenlab Construction
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Así se estudia el cáñamo para la construcción en el Tecnológico de Costa Rica

En un evento histórico, el Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica incluyó oficialmente el estudio sobre la construcción con cáñamo y otros nuevos métodos ecológicos para el desarrollo de la construcción en el país.

Fecha de Publicación:04.01.2020
Idioma:Español
Marca:MCN/Zegreenlab
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Nuestros proyectos 2020: Zegreenlab Construction

Zegreenlab Construction ha apoyado apasionadamente el uso del cáñamo y otras fibras vegetales desde el 2014. Creemos en un nuevo paradigma de construcción diferente al tradicional para contribuir de esta manera con el plan de descarbonización de Costa Rica para el 2050. 

Fecha de Publicación:01.01.2020
Idioma:Español

Marca:Zegreenlab Construction
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Así se construye la primera casa con cáñamo en Costa Rica.

Fecha de Publicación:22.11.2019
Idioma:Español/Inglés
Marca:MCN/Zegreenlab
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Steve Allin: Hemp Building Costa Rica

Hemp expert Steve Allin of Building with Hemp explains about the benefits of this plant. Recently, he participated as a consultant in the building process of the first hemp house in Costa Rica.

Fecha de Publicación:22.11.2019
Idioma:Inglés
Marca:MCN/Zegreenlab
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Resumen CannaCosta 2015

CannaCosta 2015 fue todo un éxito y queremos agradecer a todos los asistentes y expositores que fueron parte de este gran evento internacional.

Fecha de Publicación:11.11.2015
Idioma:Inglés (sub ES)
Marca:CannaCosta
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Consultor de Zegreenlab, Diego Arias “Costa Rica está lista para dar el paso al cannabis medicinal”

En Costa Rica la legalización del cannabis medicinal se encuentra en discusión pública, por lo que CB24 Noticias entrevistó al consultor de comunicación de Zegreenlab, Diego Arias Asch, que aboga por la legalización de la marihuana medicinal, ya que asegura que esta es bastante beneficiosa para personas que sufren de dolores crónicos.

Fecha de Publicación:20.05.2015
Idioma:Español
Marca:Zegreenlab

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2012, Zegreenlab

In 2012, the Javogue family started Zegreenlab in a small office located in Guanacaste with a clear objective: to kickstart the hemp industry in Costa Rica. At that time, the country witnessed the growth of this industry and other cannabis industries in countries with a new, more flexible, and industrially oriented policy. For many was still an unknown subject, and many had preconceptions from a long history of persecution against cannabis plants in the region.

Our first step was to establish a solid foundation with scientific collections, tools, and educational resources that gave politicians, activists, and citizens the means to support a common cause, opening the Costa Rican Hemp industry.

2012, Zegreenlab
CannaCosta 2015

After years of working, educating, and bringing international experts to the country, Zegreenlab developed a broad global network of researchers, filmmakers, business founders, and extraordinary activists related to health, law enforcement, social care, and civil rights of cannabis patients and users. This network allowed us in 2015 to organize the first free and open-to-all Central American conference about medical Cannabis and hemp, CannaCosta.

For two days, more than 20 expositors shared their knowledge and latest discoveries about Cannabis with hundreds of Costa Rican citizens and policymakers.

CannaCosta 2015
2015, MCN

With the momentum delivered by CannaCosta, in this same year, we launched the first Costa Rican medical cannabis and hemp-themed digital magazine, Medical Cannabis News (MCN) Since then, this media has attracted millions of monthly international readers as an active gathering point for information, news, and the latest industry updates worldwide.

2015, MCN
First hemp importation, 2016

Later in 2016, we marked another milestone: the importation of the first container with hemp fibers for construction. This importation was an achievement of our first subsidiary and building brand, Zegreenlab Construction.

First hemp importation, 2016
2017, research alliances

During the following years, Zegreenlab Construction started a research program to develop sustainable buildings with natural fibers and concrete substitutes. In 2017, this program gave birth to a cooperation deal between the Nation School of State Public Works (ENTPE) from France and the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC). This deal allowed French and Costa Rican architects and engineers to cooperate in researching the innovative usage of hemp and other natural fibers to develop a more energy-efficient infrastructure with less contamination during and after the construction. In general, a more sustainable setting for nature and the building's inhabitants.

2017, research alliances
2017-2018, Professional Workshops

In late 2017, both TEC students and professional members of the industry were part of a series of workshops organized by Zegreenlab, allowing them to have direct contact with hemp and its usage in construction. Hundreds participated in these workshops and plenty of others, including the unique learning experience that Steve Allin gave, a British sustainable hemp expert and founding director of the International Hemp Building Association (IHBA).

2017-2018, Professional Workshops
2019-2020, Hemp buildings

One year later, Zegreenlab Construction finished the first hemp-based buildings for customers in Costa Rica, becoming the first national company that successfully made this kind of construction.

2019-2020, Hemp buildings
2021, Osmosis CBD

After more than five years of research, development, and legal discoveries, in 2021, we officially launched Osmosis CBD, a brand dedicated to developing CBD-based products for human consumption. Our product portfolio includes nutritional supplements, cosmetics (creams and balms), and food; made in GMP-certified Costa Rican laboratories with the highest health and quality standards.

Osmosis CBD is the first Costa Rican brand to offer fully legal CBD products with all the required registrations with national authorities, and it's authorized for mass sale. In addition, the team behind this record-breaking brand made visible to others in the country that there was already a legal path to register, sell, and distribute CBD, but only if the highest legal and quality requirements were met.

2021, Osmosis CBD
Industrial leadership

Today Osmosis CBD establishes the highest manufacturing standards in the industry and uses the most recent technology to offer its thousands of customers an exceptional experience with each product.

Industrial leadership
2021, The Void Hemp Concept

In 2021, the first hemp-based fashion, accessory, and concept store brand, The Void Hemp Concept, opened its doors to the public in San José, Costa Rica. With a unique design and concept, this authentic cabinet of curiosities grants its guests the possibility of getting and experiencing the best hemp-based fashion, lifestyle, and accessory products from all the world's regions.

2021, The Void Hemp Concept
Enjoy our exclusive offer!

Visit The Void at Sabana, San Jose, to discover our constantly expanding portfolio of high-quality and in-trend products.

Enjoy our exclusive offer!
2022+ Our vision

Since our foundation and generously more today, we believe plants and natural resources, in general, are here to improve and heal our lives. We envision a life where you can dress in fashion, live in comfortable and sustainable environments, feed and cure yourself naturally, without contaminating or giving away any quality improvement. All our products, brands, collaborators, and business actions follow the idea that we must solve every new challenge with a natural, humanly fair, and environmentally efficient solution if we want a better future on this planet.

The achievements of the past decade founded a firm ground that guides each of our businesses. We envision a new decade of growth, new research programs, improvements, further development of techniques, and a better living experience for our growing base of customers and our dearly trusted partners.

2022+ Our vision