TAMA Cosmetics Canada was started as a passion project. Two friends, a Canadian aid worker and a Philippine chemist, met for dinner one night in Tamale, Ghana, and here we are today.
I'm Jillian, and I’m lucky enough to travel to Ghana for my work a couple times a year, and along the way bumped into a social enterprise making premium shea butter products—they are amazing! Ely, my brilliant pal, works for TAMA in Ghana as the Production Manager and does a great job concocting all of the amazing formulations.
I tried these luxury products, and loved them! I'd find myself stuffing my suitcase with shea butter products at the request of colleagues, friends, and family. It's no surprise that the best shea butter in the world comes from West Africa--and Ghana.
TAMA Cosmetics are unique because of the high percentage of natural shea butter.
What’s more, TAMA promotes women’s empowerment, a cause close to my own heart by buying from, working with, and employing women in Northern Ghana. You can learn more about TAMA's supply chain here:
SeKaf Ghana Limited is a Ghanaian-owned and -operated social enterprise that aims to be an innovative leader in the global shea industry. SeKaf use a world-class system of processing, packaging, quality control and logistics to deliver to our customers the finest raw ingredients and shea-based bath and beauty products sourced through an environmentally friendly and ethical supply chain. SeKaf Ghana Limited is committed to improve the economic status of rural women shea pickers and shea butter processors in northern Ghana through innovative and sustainable employment. Check them out here: http://www.tamacosmetics.com/
Natural, organic, quality.
You can also find TAMA in these four retailers (and more to come!).