L’OCCITANE purchases directly from the cooperatives in Burkina Faso, more than 500 tons of fair trade shea butter, which add value to the 16,000 women’s work.
This exchange is more than just a commercial relationship. Shea butter is prefinanced up to 80% and paid a fair price, which covers production costs, and leaves a margin for investment.
Our fair trade network
In 2009 we professionalized the channel certifying it EFT, Fair Trade by ECOCERT. Our shea butter producers can now promote their goods more effectively to an international clientele in order to achieve sustainable emancipation.