lululife

Lulu Life Works

Oregon, United States · 275 Sales

lululife

Lulu Life Works

Oregon, United States 275 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   We are a South Sudanese Women's Cooperative producing hand made, extra virgin, cold-pressed, organic, nilotic shea butter. Different from West African shea butter, Nilotic shea butter is naturally higher in shea olein and unsaponifiables, melting more gently into the skin. 100% of the sale price is ours to cover our costs, strengthen our cooperative, support our families and develop our communities. Our cooperative sells at competitive market prices determined by the inherent quality of our products, without resorting to ‘ethical’ mark-ups. As a producers' cooperative, we achieve fair trade not by over-charging you but by selling direct, avoiding middlemen and ensuring maximum returns to our members. Learn more about us in this video: http://www.infocusworld.org

We also want you to know that we are officially registered both with the Forestry Department in South Sudan, and with South Sudan and Kenya as a business. Thus we are able to export our lulu to Kenya and then to the US legally, complying with OFAC regulations. We even received recognition from USAID as representing good practice in "adding value" to primary production in conflict-affected areas and Eunice, our manager was on Ted Talks! http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/6219

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2016

We are a South Sudanese Women's Cooperative producing hand made, extra virgin, cold-pressed, organic, nilotic shea butter. Different from West African shea butter, Nilotic shea butter is naturally higher in shea olein and unsaponifiables, melting more gently into the skin. 100% of the sale price is ours to cover our costs, strengthen our cooperative, support our families and develop our communities. Our cooperative sells at competitive market prices determined by the inherent quality of our products, without resorting to ‘ethical’ mark-ups. As a producers' cooperative, we achieve fair trade not by over-charging you but by selling direct, avoiding middlemen and ensuring maximum returns to our members. Learn more about us in this video: http://www.infocusworld.org

We also want you to know that we are officially registered both with the Forestry Department in South Sudan, and with South Sudan and Kenya as a business. Thus we are able to export our lulu to Kenya and then to the US legally, complying with OFAC regulations. We even received recognition from USAID as representing good practice in "adding value" to primary production in conflict-affected areas and Eunice, our manager was on Ted Talks! http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/6219

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5 out of 5 stars
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kuoth w

kuoth w on Mar 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is my first time buying this product and I love it. I have used many other shea butters but the South Sudanese Shea has a completely different texture. It goes smooth on my skin and I have made a body butter with it. I highly recommend it, I will be buying it again. Great for hair and skin.

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Last updated on July 3, 2016
We are a South Sudanese Women's Cooperative producing hand made, extra virgin, cold-pressed, organic, nilotic shea butter. We began in 2001 with technical and financial assistance from Medic, an international NGO.

Our cooperative sells at competitive market prices determined by the inherent quality of its products, without resorting to ‘ethical’ mark-ups. As a producers' cooperative, we achieve fair trade not by over-charging you but by selling direct, avoiding middlemen and ensuring maximum returns to our members. 100% of the sale price is ours to cover our costs, strengthen our cooperative, support our families and develop our communities.

We also want you to know that we are officially registered both with the Forestry Department in South Sudan, and with South Sudan and Kenya as a business. Thus we are able to export our lulu to Kenya and then to the US legally, complying with OFAC regulations. Once in the US we are helped by "Friends of Lulu" a registered 501(c). We even received recognition from USAID as representing good practice in "adding value" to primary production in conflict-affected areas and Eunice, our manager was on Ted Talks! http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/6219

We welcome constructive feedback on our product; the consistency, the smell, the cost, the packaging. Even if you don't buy our products but see them on the internet, please write us and tell us what you think. Our intention is to learn about international markets. Etsy is helping us do that.

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Payment
We've a Pay Pal account in the U.S. to help U.S. buyers and to keep fees for international money transfer down. Payment is requested upon checkout. But if you are unsure about the calculated cost of shipping, let us know and we will confirm. Items will be shipped once payment is received.
Shipping
We've 'Friends of Lulu' volunteers who are posting our product to you from a small stock in the States to keep shipping costs low. Thank you Friends of Lulu!

Shipping days are Tuesday and Fridays, if order is placed after 2pm on shipping day it will ship the following shipping day. Your items will be shipped Priority Mail in a sturdy shipper and should arrive 3-5 business days after shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to love Lulu as much as we do, so we'll try to make you happy. If you are not satisfied, please contact us and we'll deal with this possibility on a case-by-case basis. That said, due to the nature of our products which are personal care products, we cannot accept returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
We also provide nilotic grade A and grade B nilotic shea butter in bulk. We ship this from Kenya and so shipping starts from 50USD for 40lbs plus customs fees. Please contact us if you are interested!