In person Sales @ Made Up North Market- Boiler House Newcastle Upon Tyne 4.08.24

This is my stall at the Summer Market at the Boiler Shop Newcastle!

Around the North East, we attend local artisan markets, showcasing our hand made products for customers to try them. Every sale makes a difference to how we source our sheabutter as a social enterprise for good.

Our social enterprise exists to empower and resource rural African women. We trade directly from the women in rural markets predominantly in Nigeria and Ghana. These women are the true custodians of sheabutter. They have worked over years, over several generation with the shea tree and shea plant for centuries, using it for diverse purposes- its deeply moisturising properties and its numerous benefits to the skin and body. Processing sheabutter from shea nuts is hard, but these women cultivate, process and trade in shea butter for a living.

In Africa, the expansion of markets using shea butter as a cocoa butter equivalent in confectionary and industry, limits the small scale nature of these local artisan way of producing and using sheabutter and rural women processing sheabutter the old traditional way is not only at risk in terms of income, but empowerment. This is why at Bojolar, we are committed to ensuring we source directly from these women.