Alaffia has empowered thousands of lives in Togo, allowing traditional knowledge to be preserved. There have been hundreds of cooperative members and thousands of women collectors who have supported Alaffia production in the past.
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
Women co-op members handcraft our Authentic African Black Soap from a centuries-old recipe of unrefined raw shea butter and orangutan-safe West African palm oil. Alaffia's Authentic African collection is likened to the home remedies of Togolese mamans.
We work closely with our sister organization, AYÉYA, to deliver handwoven baskets are from co-ops in West Africa. Each basket is personally signed by the weaver. The weavers receive upfront fair-trade wages. Alaffia’s work in these communities has helped provide potable water for weavers in Sumbrungu Atampure and Shirigu, near Bolgatanga.