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POWER TO THE PEOPLE

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF COMMUNITY TRADE


Community Trade is at the heart of our business. Since 1987, we’ve been sourcing quality ingredients and accessories from expert producers across the world and enriching economically vulnerable communities. We strive to give our support and sustained trade to the people who need it most. Like to know more? Have a peeak at these 15 fun facts about Community Trade and join us in celebrating 30 incredible years of giving power to the people.

15 FUN FACTS ABOUT COMMUNITY TRADE

1. WHEN DID IT ALL BEGIN?

THE BODY SHOP ® PIONEERED FAIR TRADE IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IN 1987.

2. PIONEERING PRODUCTS

95% of our formulas contain a Community Trade ingredient!

3. WE'RE PROUD THAT…

We’ll more than double our Community Trade ingredients by 2020 – from 19 to 40!

4. HOW MUCH ALCOHOL?!

We were the first in the industry to use organic fair trade alcohol in fragrances.

5. A FRESH START

Our organic aloe vera is hand-harvested and 100% preservative free.

6. HARD ENOUGH?

The babassu nut is the hardest in the world - found in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

7. BECAUSE WE LOVE BEES

We source our beeswax from Cameroon, using traditional and sustainable methods.

8. RESCUING THE RAINFOREST

Our Brazil nut trade helps to protect 8,000 hectares of rainforest a year.

9. HELPING COMMUNITIES GROW

The butter of 15 cocoa beans goes into every 200ml tub of Cocoa Body Butter.

10. HOORAY FOR HEMP!

Hemp plants have many uses, and are 4x more effective at capturing CO2 than trees!

11. HEY HONEY

Our honey is collected by ‘bee whisperers’, using traditional, sustainable methods.

12. OPEN SESAME!

Our sesame trade has helped fund 8 schools & 30 drinking-water projects in Nicaragua.

Enrich our products

Make our products as good as they possibly can be for you and your skin.

Enrich our people

95% of our product formulas contain Community Trade ingredients . We’re working to make it 100%.

Enrich our planet

We’ve committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our products every year. We have never and will never test on animals, and we are 100% vegetarian.

For more information about where we source our exceptional-quality Community Trade ingredients and accessories, take a look at our commitment map.