Motherlove Herbal Company Named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch

Jun 28, 2017 | Member News

Motherlove Herbal Company announced today that it has been named a 2017 Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Motherlove as a growing company. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.


“Motherlove’s strong roots in Colorado were established in 1987, and we have flourished from there,” says CEO, Silencia Cox. “The company was born in the high meadows of the Rocky Mountains, and was conceived of and grew around my mother, Kathryn Higgins’, kitchen table as the hand-made herbal products she made for her own pregnancy and birth became so popular that she was asked to make them for a local retailer. Thirty years later, Motherlove is now an international company that remains family owned. Our products are still made with love in Colorado using Kathryn’s original recipes and we are dedicated to crafting only the finest, purest products, using certified organic ingredients designed to nurture and soothe women during their pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journey.”


“We are pleased to recognize Motherlove Herbal Company as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative 2nd stage companies,” says Rick Ninneman, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”


Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.


About Motherlove Herbal Company

Motherlove’s founder, Kathryn Higgins, grew up in a Mayo Clinic medical family – all avid gardeners – from Rochester, Minnesota. After moving to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she began incorporating the wild plants around her rural home into her daily life as food and medicine. Unable to find herbal products to support her pregnancy and birthing experiences, she began making her own and sharing them with other women.


Over the course of three decades, Motherlove Herbal Company has grown from Kathryn’s kitchen to a large and modern USDA-certified organic manufacturing facility and 120-acre organic farm on Colorado’s Front Range. Motherlove has become the trusted industry leader for safe and effective organic herbal pregnancy and breastfeeding products that are recommended by lactation consultants and healthcare professionals everywhere. Motherlove products are now sold in hospitals, pharmacies, natural food stores, large chains, and specialty retailers worldwide, and have helped lead the way in bringing organic products into the mainstream marketplace.


For more information on Motherlove Herbal Company, visit,, and Twitter/Instagram @motherloveherb.


About Colorado Companies to Watch


Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 400 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.


For more information on Colorado Companies to Watch, visit, and Twitter @ColoradoCTW.

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