All I want for Christmas is Akoma
Akoma Skincare is part of the Akoma Global family of brands, supporting fair and ethical trade with Ghana to bring the finest all-natural skincare and consumables to customers worldwide.
Win an Akoma gift box
with Fairtrade Raw Shea Butter and Fairtrade Soft Shea Million
Through initiatives established in Pusu-Namogo, an impoverished area near Bolgatanga, Akoma Skincare is helping communities to build a prosperous future for generations. Workers (particularly women) are not only receiving up to four times the average wage harvesting and preparing Fairtrade products — such as Akoma's Raw (unrefined) Shea Butter and Akoma's Original Ghanaian Black Soap — they are also getting access to better healthcare, safer working conditions and improved facilities.
Funds from the Fairtrade Premium have been invested into education centres to match city schools and enhance the learning of local children. The result is a flourishing community, no longer solely dependent on one type of produce, free to explore and diversify into other crafts and even better ways of living.
Today’s prize features shea butter that received Fairtrade certification in 2009. The butter is 100 percent unrefined and as raw, natural and beautiful as you can get it.
Renowned for its health benefits, shea butter has been used in Africa for thousands of years. It comes from the karite tree, also known as women’s gold™. This tree grows in the savannah regions of West Africa from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east, and onto the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands.