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Soap - Vanilla

Made in the United States
made by women transitioning out of homelessness

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with vanilla fragrance oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter, and coconut oil, to keep skin feeling clean and hydrated. Each purchase empowers formerly homeless women at MADE by DWC in Los Angeles.

Soap - Vanilla | Fair Trade | The Little Market

As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: vanilla fragrance oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur
About The Artisans

About The Artisans

Made by DWC

The Downtown Women's Center (DWC) is the only organization focused exclusively on serving and uplifting women who are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, California. DWC strives to end homelessness and empower women to reach financial independence through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. Women have access to essential services, including permanent supportive housing, healthcare, critical time intervention, and drop-in day care.

Made by DWC, the social enterprise component of DWC, provides intensive job-training and transitional employment opportunities within product and retail environments. These programs give the essential skills and support needed to transition out of homelessness. Through dignified work, participants can rebuild their self-esteem and create safer, healthier futures. We are proud to work with women at MADE by DWC on an exclusive line of handcrafted soaps.
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THE TECHNIQUE

Women at MADE by DWC, the social enterprise component of the Downtown Women's Center, create small batches of hand-poured soap. They practice an intricate melt-and-pour soapmaking technique through a collaborative and empowering process. To begin, they melt high-quality ingredients such as vitamin E, mango butter, and coconut oil. After blending the ingredients, each soap is carefully poured into a mold. The bars of soap slowly form over a few hours and are then ready to be packaged. With a commitment to eco-conscious practices, the women repurpose pages from donated books and places the final touches on the packaging.
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About The Country

United States

A neighbor to both Canada and Mexico, the United States of America sets in the center of the North American continent. The diverse landscape is filled with wildlife, great lakes, large urban cities from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. Geographically, the United States is the third-largest country in the world. The United States is rich in natural resources such as natural gas, coal, copper, silver, gold, and various more. A land filled with a variation of resources, the United States has become the world’s third-largest economy. The country’s economy is considered to be mixed as it is composed of both a free market and a command economy. The top five industries that drive the US economy are housing, state and local government, finance and insurance, health/social care, and durable manufacturing. America’s diverse population is composed of Indigenous people and immigrants of European, African, Polynesian, Asian, and Latin American origin. The integration of cultures has transformed American society into a truly multicultural and multiethnic mosaic. These many layers of diversity are reflected in the vast variety of artistic styles and handcraft work. American artisans work with traditional craft materials and processes such as woodworking, textiles, metalworking, glassblowing, ceramics, etc
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About Fair Trade

About Fair Trade

Fair Trade Products

Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.
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