Fair Trade USA | Fair Trade Certified

Fair Trade

We believe that by working directly with agricultural producer cooperatives at the community level in Africa, we can not only supply a better product to our clients around the world, but we can also fuel economic growth in one of the world’s most impoverished areas. Transferring technology to our suppliers and creating loyalty through fair business practices is a core part of who we are.

Fair Trade certification through FairtradeUSA and FLO/Fairtrade Canada is one of the tools we use to ensure that our suppliers are being treated fairly, and that our customers can verify a fair trade custody chain back to the source. JOBOMAX was an early advocate for adding shea butter and other African oilseeds to the Fair Trade labeling list in the US market, and was the first Fair Trade certified importer of these products to the US market. We encourage you to research your raw material suppliers thoroughly to make sure your sourcing practices are helping, not hurting, supplier communities in the developing world.

If you are manufacturing cosmetics for retail resale and wish to use Fair Trade labeling to let your customers know about your responsible business practices, please contact Fairtrade USA and Fairtrade Canada about labeling options.

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