Shealan Cosmetics was established in 1988 as the first company to use shea butter in cosmetics. Our products are prepared with Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter. Our ethically traded Shea Butter is produced by Shea Butter cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast. The cooperatives started 20 years ago in northern Ghana with about 30 women. The additional Fair Trade premium is invested in projects that benefit the community, such as construction of schools, health care centres and other local infrastructure. Forced and child labour are prohibited.