Our philosophy is to work with people we know. That way we can better understand the best ways to achieve our practical and design requirements, tailoring what we do so that we work in a way that is both demanding, but infinitely respectful, too. We agree what is fair for them, and we cooperate closely in all aspects of the production.
The fair trading of our handcrafted shea butter, shea butter skin care products, and black soap all provide income and empowerment for communities in northern Ghana, whilst making indigenous, sustainable and effective skin care available to the global community.
Inkuto chooses to promote renewable, indigenous African natural resources. Traditionally handcrafted shea butter and African black soap fit these criteria. Shea butter is a renewable resource of African origin; shea trees are wild, requiring no chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
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Made in Finland
Inkuto creates and manufactures its range of products in Finland. In keeping with Finnish traits of good design and function, Inkuto’s creations meet and exceed the expectations you have for your skincare needs. Using the traditional knowledge, coupled with western techniques and custom facilities, our body and hair care products are manufactured to the highest standards, complying with all the requirements of the European Union.
A native of Ghana, Inkuto’s founder, Edem Agbekey-Taylor felt an emotional and moral responsibility to help empower women and the wider community in this part of west Africa. Inkuto chooses to promote indigenous African natural resources that are culturally, spiritually, economically and ecologically sustainable.
Shea butter is a renewable resource of African origin; shea trees are wild, requiring no chemical fertilisers or pesticides. Furthermore, it is an integral part of many savannah communities and, consequently, there is a wealth of local and traditional knowledge of making shea butter and black soap. African black soap utilises natural oils (coconut) in combination with potash derived from burning cocoa husks to produce an additive-free pure, natural body and hair cleansing soap.