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BC Home & Garden Show

You are invited to join African Fair Trade Society at the BC Home & Garden Show February 19-23rd 2014 Please check the website for more information

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New Argan + Avocado Oil Shea Butter

We are proud to introduce our latest shea butter product with argan and avocado oils. Available in 2oz or 4oz. Argan Oil Our refined Argan Oil is a deodorized, cold-pressed oil derived from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. It is high in Oleic acid and Linoleic acid, vitamin E (specifically the Alpha tocopherol which makes it extremely resistant to oxidization), and rare plant sterols which help reduce inflammation. It is widely used in the cosmetics industry and has quickly gained an exceptional reputation, and is frequently used in hair care products, creams and lotions, soap, specialty treatments, and…

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AFTS on Granville Island on Canada Day

We are looking forward to being a part of MELA! Festivals International Pavilion presented by Times Telecom this upcoming weekend. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the music, dancing and delicious food.  Sign up for our mailing list to be entered to win a small gift basket too!  

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A Chair For All – Part 2

Remembering the past is often as important as planning for the future. From Ba's time growing up, he has learned that success can often come with a cost. "The proof is in the past" he once told me. Ba remembers when mineral exploration and extraction was a major industry in his area of Senegal. With people solely focusing on mineral wealth, villages are often situated in the middle of a governments plan. "The women are very concerned about success of the AFTS. They remember when the government came to the city all too often." Fear and corruption are apart of…

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A Chair For All – Part 1

When you want to make a small change in the world, you often need to look back at what shaped your vision for change. The African Fair Trade Society (AFTS) is a small little organization that wants to make the world a little better. It had been five years since Ba Cisse, the founder of the AFTS, had returned to his home village in Senegal. Five years ago the AFTS was a tiny little organization trying to survive. Ba was determined to help his village when they were desperate. After many years of hard work he now wanted to see…

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