Ethical Sourcing

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Empowering Women throughout our Supply Chain

Our core ingredients – organic shea butter and virgin coconut oil – are sourced from women’s cooperatives in Ghana and Burkina Faso. With our supplier, The Savannah Fruits Company, we’re fortifying long term partnerships across West Africa.

Local Sourcing

The Savannah Fruits Company works with local, women-led cooperatives in West Africa to source handcrafted ingredients.

Organic Ingredients

We purchase organic and Fair for Life certified shea butter and virgin coconut oil for our products.

Fair Wages

In addition to organic and fair trade premiums, we pay an extra premium to the women who hand make our shea butter. This represents an 89% increase in revenue for the women in the cooperatives.

Long Term Investment

We are working together to fund infrastructure and technology to empower women to improve their livelihoods, while positively impacting the environment.

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Ethical Sourcing By the Numbers

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in shea butter purchased over 10 years

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West African Women in cooperatives have received fair wages in our shea butter supply chain thus far

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individuals impacted by our ethical sourcing program

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in fair trade premiums provided to women-led cooperatives

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in grants provided in 2022-23 supporting infrastructure, training and technology improvements

"Together with SheaMoisture, we support hundreds of women’s cooperatives across West Africa... Most women in the cooperatives are now able to send their daughters to school, whereas before they could only afford to send their sons… helping to break women and girls out of the poverty cycle."

- Raphael Gonzalez, Managing Director, Savannah Fruits Company

Benefit to communities

Fair Pay

Women are paid 20% above market prices for their ingredients.


We provide a year-round income for women, beyond the seasonal shea nut collection. This creates more jobs and keeps wealth in the community.

Generational wealth

Long term funding supports women’s cooperatives to create lasting generational wealth and positive community outcomes.


Organic ingredients protect the environment and workers’ health as they avoid contact with chemicals while farming and processing shea butter.

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Our Promise

When you purchase SheaMoisture products, you are investing in nourishing, no-compromise beauty products that give back to our community.

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