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Shea Butter Cream
Artisans in Accra, Ghana, source this shea butter locally. It is hand-processed by two other groups that harvest nuts from shea trees. Ghanaians use shea butter for a wide variety of purposes including moisturizing and as an anti-inflammatory. Shea nuts are very hard, and require multi-stage processing before they can be used.

In addition to the harvesting and processing of shea butter, and the production of the cream itself, this product provides work for fairly paid artisans who produce the ceramic container and the recycled glass beads used for decoration.

HANDCRAFTED IN GHANA

  • Shea butter, ceramic jar
  • Tea tree and lemon scented
  • 3Dx2H inches
  • jar contains 1.5-1.7 ounces shea butter
  • Made in Ghana

SKU: 1101010

THE MAKERS

Ele Agbe is a Ghanian phrase meaning "God is alive." Founded in Ghana in 1996, Ele Agbe Company has made its name in ornamental beads, original jewelry designs and handmade home decor. In 1999, Ele Agbe added handcrafted shea butter cosmetics to its product line and began exporting worldwide.Ele Agbe employs some 50 artisans, all young adults and most of them women. The organization also offers training programs for under-educated youth. Ele Agbe's artisans use traditional Ghanaian tools and methods, and the highest quality materials available, including one-of-a-kind beads and unique scents. At Ele Agbe, artisans pass on their skills to younger generations, conducting workshops for school groups and accepting apprentices from throughout Ghana. Ten Thousand Villages started purchasing from El Agbe in 2008.
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