Fairtrade

Upon purchasing products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you support farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities.

The Mark means that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental Standards. The Standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of the Fairtrade Minimum Price and an additional Fairtrade Premium to invest in business or community projects.

With our Fairtrade Certified 100% pure Argan oil, Pure Argan Co stands committed to supporting the cooperative workers as they strive to improve their quality of life and that of their community. Fairtrade works to benefit small-scale farmers and workers, who are amongst the most marginalised groups globally, through trade rather than aid to enable them to maintain their livelihoods and reach their potential.

Pure Argan Co's FLO ID number: 34269 demonstrates it is part of the Fairtrade system.

Social Responsibility

For centuries the laborious task of extracting oil from the Argan nut has been performed by the indigenous Moroccan Berber women. The extraction process is labour intensive, requiring a special technique and a lot of patience; it can take one woman up to 9 hours to produce one litre of oil. This labour, however, provides the women with an opportunity for social and economic freedom that they would not otherwise have.

For this, Pure Argan Co believes strongly in working alongside our chosen cooperative to ensure that these women are being paid fairly for their work. Having developed a fantastic relationship with our cooperative, we believe it is our social responsibility in regularly working with them in order to uncover ways we can improve the working lives of these wonderful women including educational, environmental and agricultural initiatives.

In addition to the Fairtrade Premium Pure Argan Co donates a percentage of its revenue to organisations that directly benefits the women in the South of Morocco and their families. Pure Argan Co also supports a variety of UK based Charities who focus on issues affecting women.