We were originally drawn to the African Fair Trade Society by their beautifully packaged soaps, body lotions and creams – handcrafted in Canada with Shea Butter from the fruit of the Shea Tree, which is found only in Africa. When we realized that this non-profit organization works to raise awareness and support Western Africa, helping foster more socially conscious consumers while implementing real change, we were psyched!
The Society works hard to provide disadvantaged communities in Western Africa with micro funding to enhance education, infrastructure and healthcare. Currently, AFTS is working on three initiatives in Senegal. In Dakateli, the home village of AFTS co-founders Ba Cisse and Fanta, they have been able to provide children with lunches at school (and school enrollment has more than doubled since) while contributing to the funding of a new college to be built by World Vision.
Check out their amazing products, all of which are produced in an environmentally friendly manner without the use of chemicals, filters, mineral oil or animal testing. Imported from Western Africa, each purchase contributes to the greater livelihood of those communities while providing your skin with a number of benefits. You’re going to love them!