L'Occitane Fairtrade Shea Butter

L'Occitane are committed to buying fair trade shea butter from Burkina Faso - and the great thing is they've been doing it since 1981! The shea butter comes from three women's cooperatives which support 3,500 women. It is bought at a fair price with a 50% advance on each order to ensure that the cooperatives have finance in place for harvesting. In 2005, the yearly order amounted to 190 tons.

Products made from the butter include hand cream soap, moisturising cream and shea butter, of course!

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