08 March 2012

International Women's Day Fund-Raising Soap, from L'Occitane


Another great initiative for International Women’s Day, L’Occitane have brought out this fair trade soap, to fundraise for literacy centres for the women of Burkina Faso. There's a brilliant story behind this:  it was initiated by Barkissa, a woman from Burkina Faso, who made soaps to help her family. The L’Occitane teams came to know Barkissa and helped her to set up the Nununa Soap Factory, by providing her with the necessary materials and training. And it's this self-same factory that produces the Women's Day soap.
Each bar costs just €5, contains 52% shea butter and all proceeds go to the L’Occitane Foundation, to help fund the building of literacy centres for women in Burkina Faso (which is where the company have sourced their shea butter since 1982).

12 comments:

Roxy said...

Love that story! Go Barkissa!

Sarah Lanagan said...

I really like this soap and feel great every time I use it!

JenJen said...

Great idea and great cause.

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks guys, it's a great idea and I love Barkissa's story, too.

Mandy said...

Love L'occcitane and will be purchaseing this soap.

Style Servings said...

What a great story and the soap looks great!

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Anna said...

nice! =)

wanna follow each other! =)

keep in touch =)

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

That's a wonderful story and now I really want to try this soap!

xo Mary Jo

Simone said...

I just love a good soap! Lately I am also using it instead of showergel. A little bit oldschool but I fell in love with the smell of this soap!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

thanks for review!





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Cabootique said...

That's such a nice way to support a good cause.

yiqin; said...

omg i wnana try <3