Saturday, 12 May 2012

Harvest Collection from L'Occitane to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show


If you visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show later this month, you may find yourself enjoying the scents and sights of the L’Occitane Corsican-inspired garden. To celebrate its second year at the show, L’Occitane has launched the limited edition Harvest Collection featuring a selection of luxurious bath and body products with natural ingredients such as shea butter, Proven├žal lavender, verbena, rose and peony, all carried in straw basket, for only £25.

L’Occitane is known for its authentic natural products and sustainable processes but the brand’s social conscience goes beyond this. The L’Occitane Foundation has a long standing commitment to a community in Burkina Faso, where founder Olivier Baussan discovered the amazing skincare properties of pure shea butter. What started as an agreement with just 12 local women in the 80’s has grown into an operation involving over 14,000 today. The company has helped establish Fair Trade conditions with five cooperatives, approved and certified by Ecocert, so the women receive payments in advance to help them purchasing materials, tools etc. and receive a price for the shea butter that is higher than market value. These women are also provided with education, professional training and support.

Other projects include limited edition launches to raise money for supported charities. Most recently, L’Occitane put on sale a limited edition soap, with 100% of proceeds donated to NGO Aid and Action who work in Africa and this summer will launch a Candle For Sight – with 100% of the sales being donated to the RNIB to support local UK projects.

Harvest Collection is available now instore or online at http://www.loccitane.co.uk/

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