April 29, 2015

Shea Yeleen and ABAN have Created the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift



This year, exclusively for Mother’s Day, Shea Yeleen (the fair trade shea butter skincare brand**) and ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect)  have partnered for a second time to come up with a fabulous beauty bag, the Shea Yeleen/Aban Beauty Bag.

Let me just say that this is an amazing collaboration. Not only is Shae Yaleen and ABAN helping mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, but their Beauty Bag is made from up-cycled plastics and the key chain that adorns them are crafted from recycled from glass (see photo below). I have my own makeup bag crafted in a traditional Ghanian print, there are four brilliant prints to choose from, and the prints are quite beautiful.

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Proceeds from the sale of the Beauty Bags help mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, pay for regular every day necessities for their children such as education, clothing and food, through jobs that provide a fair wage in safe working environments.

The Shea Yeleen/Aban Beauty Bag is a multipurpose zip case made to feature traditional Ghanian prints. With the purchase of a bag, you will receive a Shea Yeleen Lavender Honeysuckle Body Butter and a Lavender Ylang Ylang Shea Butter Soap.  I could smell the Lavender  as I unzipped the bag and the scent was amazing.

All of Shea Yeleen butters, balms and soaps are made with 100% unrefined shea butter, sourced from women-run cooperatives in Ghana. These Beauty Bags are perfectly designed for make-up or you can use it as a lunch bag or sewing/craft bag which I am tempted to do. Any Mother would love receiving this special gift knowing that the proceed will be going to a most worthy cause, MOTHERS!

**“Shea Yeleen International is a unique social enterprise that includes a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a commercial entity that sells high-quality, unrefined shea butter products. Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development in rural sub-Saharan Africa, empower and train women-owned shea butter cooperatives, and educate consumers in the U.S. about natural beauty care products and fair trade.”

Purchase a Shea Yeleen/Aban at sheayeleen.com/shop/gifts


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