COMMUNITY TRADE

We launched Community Trade in 1987. It is our commitment to trading fairly with suppliers and in exchange we offer good trading practices and independence building prices.



WHERE DOES OUR COMMUNITY TRADE SHEA BUTTER COME FROM?


EXPLORE OUR SHEA RANGE

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1987

    Community Trade

  • X
  • 1989

    Paper

  • X
  • 1989

    Paper

  • X
  • 1998

    Shea Butter

  • X
  • 2007

    Supply Chain Award

  • X
  • 2008

    Alcohol

  • X
  • 2009

    Ecocert

  • X
  • 2011

    Global Shea Alliance

  • X
  • 2013

    Supply Chain Award

  • X

WHERE DOES OUR COMMUNITY TRADE SHEA BUTTER COME FROM?


EXPLORE OUR SHEA RANGE

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1987

    Community Trade

  • X

    1987

    Community Trade

    Our pioneering Community Fair Tradeprogramme started when The Body Shopstarted sourcing ‘footsie’ massage rollersfrom an education and employment charityin India, which became a best-selling line

  • 1989

    Paper

  • X

    1989

    Paper

    We bought Nepalese sustainable paper gifts made from plants clogging local waterways, leading to new employment for people and seed funding for community projects

  • 1993

    Sesame seed oil

  • X

    1993

    Sesame seed oil

    We sourced our first Community Fair Trade ingredient – sesame seed oil

  • 1998

    Shea Butter

  • X

    1998

    Shea Butter

    Anita discovered shea butter from Tamale, northern Ghana

  • 2007

    Supply Chain Award

  • X

    2007

    Supply Chain Award

    We were awarded ‘The Big Tick’ Business In The Community Supply Chain Award

  • 2008

    Alcohol

  • X

    2008

    Alcohol

    We were the first to use fair trade organic alcohol in cosmetics

  • 2009

    Ecocert

  • X

    2009

    Ecocert

    Our Community Trade programme has been verified by third party organisations since 2009. Since 2017 our programme has been verified by Ecocert.

  • 2011

    Global Shea Alliance

  • X
  • 2013

    Supply Chain Award

  • X