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Fair Trade Shea Butter

Delapointe's Products are Made by Women in Burkina Faso

— October 23, 2010 — Social Good
Delapointe produces a variety of fair trade and organic shea butter products including lipbalms, soaps and essential oils. By working with a women’s cooperative called Leo in Burkina Faso, Delapointe strives to create higher incomes for those that this social business employs. Delapointe is certified by TransFair Canada, which ensures that farmers and producers are paid fair prices. The female co-operative Leo, which is part of the Women Producer’s Union of Shea Butter Products of Sissili and Ziro, has 3,000 members in Burkina Faso, all from 38 villages.

The African shea tree is known to create soothing and luxurious cosmetics because of the oily nuts that it bears. For many rural women in Africa, it is a vital (and sometimes, only) source of income. Delapointe holds true to the traditional African production method of manual pressure or churning, so that the final product maintains all of its original natural features. Shea is rich in vitamins A, D, E, F and K, as well as latex and fatty acids. All of these health benefits culminate in a natural cosmetic Delapointe product that is extremely nourishing and moisturizing. The beneficial uses of shea butter include anti-aging, breastfeeding ointment, preventing stretch marks, as well as a flawless daily lotion.

Delapointe commits to maintaining ethical and socially-conscious principles including transparency, community development, environmental sustainability, gender equality and fair prices. Delapointe’s university campaign “Good for You, Good for Them,” aims to raise awareness on fair trade in order to improve the livelihood of the rural women of Burkina Faso.

Contact Information:
Delapointe Website
786 Herringville Bury
Quebec
J0B 1J0
Canada
Telephone: 819-872-3346
Fax: 819-872-1158
Trend Themes
1. Fair Trade - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Explore new fair trade certification methods and systems that can ensure fair and transparent pricing for farmers and producers.
2. Social Business - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop innovative business models that prioritize social and economic development, such as working with cooperatives to create higher incomes and empower marginalized communities.
3. Ethical Cosmetics - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Invest in research and development to create sustainable and ethical cosmetic products that harness the natural benefits of ingredients like shea butter while prioritizing community development and environmental sustainability.
Industry Implications
1. Beauty and Personal Care - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Invest in developing fair trade and sustainable supply chains in the beauty and personal care industry to create products that prioritize ethics and social responsibility.
2. Agriculture and Farming - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Focus on initiatives that empower women farmers in developing countries, like providing fair prices, training, and resources to improve their livelihoods.
3. Non-profit and Social Organizations - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Collaborate with non-profit organizations and social enterprises to develop programs and campaigns that raise awareness about fair trade and empower marginalized communities like the rural women in Burkina Faso.
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