Holy Roly was born in the Garden Route on the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It’s first product, an indigenous Herbal Rolling Mix, breathes its origins in the famous Fynbos, a natural heathland consisting of approximately 80% of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
The creator of the blend, Martin Glinister, is a herbalist from the Wilderness along the Garden Route. Growing up intimate with the flora of his surroundings and learned in their functional properties, Martin embarked on a decade long process of exploration and refinement.
Today the original Holy Roly Herbal Rolling Mix is available to the broader public – perfected into a light experience with a gentle and subtle aroma. To be enjoyed on its own, as a substitute for tobacco, or paired with hemp flowers for a more grounded experience.
A little about us:
Holy Roly is, for us, both a lifestyle and an exploration into the rich world of plants, phytomedicines and living systems.
Our approach to product design is one of co-creating with nature. None of our products would exist without the living processes that support and give rise to their constituants. As human beings inhabiting a rich network of relationships and, who are ourselves the collaborators in and result of an ongoing evolutionary process, we are in many ways endowed with a certain responsibility.
For us as individuals, and for Holy Roly as a ‘collaboration between nature and human’, this responsibility means learning to recognise Quality as a processes which arises from the complex production and continuation of coherent relationships. These kinds of framings are always partial, but they point to the kinds of principles that drive the development and maturation of Holy Roly and its creations.