Sourcing & Stewardship
Organic, Fair Trade Certified™ Sugar
Source: Wholesome Sweeteners, Cooperative in Paraguay, South America
Active co-op members: 933
Average farm size: 5-12 acres
Fair Trade price premiums used for:
- Sustainable Farming & Crop Diversification - training for local farmers to convert to organic cultivation
- Equipment & Community and Farm Infrastructure - purchase tractors, which are community owned, to increase farmers’ efficiency, and allow them to harvest and sell more cane
- Micro-Credit- interest-free loans used to purchase trucks so farmers can transport their cane harvest more easily and faster to the Mill
Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Baobab Oil
Eco Lips was the first to bring this to market!
Sourced from Zimbabwe, Africa, baobab is known as the ‘tree of life’ as it traditionally has provided food, shelter and textiles to the locals for thousands of years.
The fruit is harvested by hand – knocked off the tree when it is dried. The shells are cracked open exposing the white fruit pulp which contains the seeds. The oil is then pressed from the seeds.
Baobab oil has a beautiful balance of Palmitic, oleic and linoleic fatty acids that make it a great skin care oil. It absorbs quickly into the skin and is non-greasy.