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African Shea Butter

African Shea Butter

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African Shea Butter is a yellow fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is widely used in Benin as women favorite natural skin care product. 

Used in cosmetics for skin as a moisturizer, salve or lotion, shea butter is also used as a cooking oil, as a waterproofing wax, for hairdressing, for candle-making, and as an ingredient in medicinal ointments.

The English word “shea” comes from s’í, the tree’s name in the Bamana language of Mali.
7 oz. container. 100 % pure and raw natural Shea Butter.  

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Aline Lédémin, Designer and Founder has been incorporating ethical values into the brand strategy and acting responsibly since starting her brand in 2009 in San Francisco.

According to the United Nations, this means, “operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption”. This has allow her to establish a culture of integrity, and to preserve basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

In addition to the principles mentioned by the UN, other ethical values such as “zero waste”,  ‘honesty’ and ‘respect’ have been the basis for the creation of the brand: constantly bridging the gap between tradition vs. modernity, fun vs. serious, bold vs. careful, innovative vs. conservative.

"-An artisan from Benin proudly made your clothes, with love and excitement."