As a native of Ghana (West Africa), I have grown up using natural products such as Sheabutter. The passion I have for using shea butter originates
from experiencing its moisturising and healing properties and I believe
that it is quite simply a unique natural ingredient in skincare.
Together with cocoabutter
and other products, I am offering you the chance to share in this
I purchase my
sheabutter, cocoabutter, unrefined coconut oil, African black soap and
palm kernel oil directly from farmer co-operatives in Ghana and are of
the finest quality. It is what I believe in most.
Cioccolatina: Established in November 2002 to provide you the customer, handmade natural toiletries which are gentle to the skin as well as providing moisturising qualities. My love of unrefined sheabutter is reflected in the range of products.
AkuaWood: Established in February 2004 to offer quality supplies sourced directly from farmers/producers or through community projects.
AshantiGirl: Established in October 2008 to show my love of beads and offer unique designs to suit every skin tone and pocket.
OUR ETHICAL POLICY:
Sheabutter Cottage is
dedicated to using natural ingredients and producing the finest
quality products for the benefit of all customers. As part of this
process, we operate a strict regime of ethical action and awareness
We believe in empowering men & women
The use of only
natural products from traceable sources using sustainable farming
chemical additives in our products thereby ensuring the customer
uses wholly natural products to the benefit of their skin and
NO testing on
The use of
products which have had no child labour in any part of the
A fair price paid
for all ingredients and reflected in a reasonable scale price
for our customers.
to farmers’ co-operatives supplying the bulk of our raw
We believe in ethical trading
We believe in supporting communities
We believe in philanthropy before profit
We believe in helping to make poverty history!
GHANA - MY BELOVED
Situated 5° above the equator, Ghana was the first African country south of the sahara to gain independence. Known as the famous Gold Coast, it became known as Ghana after independence.
The name Ghana was recommended by one of the nationalists, Dr JB Danquah, who wanted to rid the new nation of the most far-reaching vestiges of colonialism. According to Danquah the Philosopher, it was also to remind us of our links with the old Ghana empire which famously existed from around the 4th century until about the 11th century..
The new nation (Ghana) was presided by the late Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who was married to a beautiful Egyptian Fathia Rizk.
Ghana is a very beautiful country boasting of so many resources. As a very proud Ghanaian, I want to share some of these resources with you :)
WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR - sponsored by Aspire Magazine
COMPANY OF THE YEAR
It was such a pleasure and emotional receiving the 3 awards in Berlin on 18th June 2011 for:
* innovative person
* company of the year
* AWE 1st award
AWE stands for African Women in Europe and it is a platform for socialising with other motivational & inspirational women.
I am still trying to recover from the event. I love what I do and just get on with it through trial and error.
As a small business, we always insist on quality. We never compromise and this has led us to pursue our other passion which is looking after those at the 1st step of the supply chain - THE FARMERS!
We are pursuing this path because I feel it the right way to "put a little back" into their hard-work even if it means a lot of sacrifice including lack of sleep - I will continue to push along this path.