As ever, L’Occitane has done itself proud with the beautiful packaging for their October launch limited edition Shea range. I cannot wait to try this subtle violet fragranced collection. I love violet but violet that’s subtle is even better.. it’s one of those fragrances where usually less is more.
Rose is equally pretty, as is Jasmin Passion below:
It’s worth flagging up that L’Occitane has achieved something really special – the brand has been recognised by the UN as an Exemplary Company for its Fair-Trade work in Burkino Faso. In the 1980s, Olivier Baussan, founder of L’Occitane, met a group of women in Burkina Faso who introduced him to shea butter. Since those days, L’Occitane is now the biggest importer of shea butter from Burkina Faso, purchasing a record amount in 2012 of 550 tons. The women are paid a fair price to cover production, environmental and social costs which also leaves a margin for investment. In the dry season, the L’Occitane Foundation helps the women in supporting economic emancipation, developing literacy centres and microcredit programmes.
It’s days like these that I feel really so proud of what the beauty industry can do when it puts its mind to it. Butter makes it better :-).
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I had a violet scented hand cream from L’Occitane last year which I absolutely adored so I’m very excited at the prospect of picking up a new selection of violet scented goodies! Plus, that packaging is really gorgeous xx
Angelica [One Little Vice]
I’m sad to say L’Occitane is now on my ‘do not buy’ list as they have started selling China who demands animal testing. Shame because their hand cream is simply the best hand cream ever.
I appreciate Therese’s viewpointbut should the boycot not be against China as they insist on animal testing and not L’Occitane? Am I missing the point here?
Love the shea range, would not ever be without their handcream
From L’OCCITANE website….
L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials on animals at any point during the product development or manufacturing process.
L’OCCITANE has always been committed to the suppression of animal testing for beauty products, along with associations including One Voice and PETA. L’OCCITANE was one of the first companies to be in the approved list of brands compiled by the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) in 1997. In December 2011 the BUAV decided to remove their accreditation from all companies operating in China because Chinese authorities still request testing on all cosmetic products sold on the Chinese market, as they view it as the better way to safeguard their consumer’s safety. However, the BUAV recently published the attached letter in support of L’Occitane as they understand our continuous efforts to fight against animal testing.
L’OCCITANE is fundamentally committed to the abolition of animal testing of beauty products worldwide. Unfortunately given the limited economic and political weight of L’OCCITANE, ceasing to sell our products in China will not do anything to change local regulations. Instead, to move forward we decided to develop our relationship with the Chinese authorities to pledge the case for the ending of animal testing for beauty products, through open dialogue.