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The Moroccan Women's Co-op

Argan Life Australia Argan Oil is sourced genuinely and ethically from an all-female co-operative of traditional Berber women in South West Morocco. Both our Beauty Grade oil and Culinary Argan are produced using a combination of manual nut-cracking and modern cold press extraction ensuring long lasting high quality oil.

The women’s co-operative where we obtain our argan oil, boasts high production standards and employs and supports approx. 50 women. As an ethical and holistic brand, Argn Life Australia is committed to working with the Berber women who manage the facility.

To guarantee the oil’s source and purity, we maintain a personal connection with the co-operative. As a result,we can attest to the freshness and purity of their Argan oil, the operation of the co-operative and its benefits to the women who work there. And with the advantage of our local knowledge, we understand the customs associated with using our authentic Moroccan beauty products – Argan oil, Rhassoul Clay, Beldi soap and Kessa Glove.

The women’s co-operative allows local indigenous Berber women to work part-time to earn additional income for their families and community. The women can bring their children to work, receive literary classes, and be informed on how to preserve the Argan forests and develop alternative farming activities.

The co-operative also contributes to research and reforestation activities in the region. The co-operative holds a NORMACERT certification – which guarantees that the oil is sourced from the geographically unique Argan growing region and is produced according to the Moroccan Department of Agricultural Standards.

By sourcing the oil directly from the co-operative, Argan Life ensures that the co-operative receives the highest return for their labour. This ensures that the local community retains a vital financial interest in their local industry and contributes to keeping Argan Oil the unique property of Morocco.

By purchasing Argan Life Argan Oil, you will be contributing to the ongoing viability of the co-operative, as well as supporting the sustainability of the Argan forests and Berber enterprises.

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