Our Impact

 
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Altilis Beauty® is partnering with small, local companies in Apia, Samoa to create unique breadfruit ingredients for cosmetic products. Every Samoan family has breadfruit trees and has uses for almost all of the different parts of the tree. The wood is used for building and carving. The latex is used as a glue and to prevent fungal infections. The flowers are soaked in coconut milk and honey and eaten as a sweet treat.  Our partnership is providing income generation opportunities and encouraging replanting of the trees.  The lack of a continuous market has seen many families remove trees and we are encouraging replanting as well as pruning before the cyclone season to avoid damage to the trees. Breadfruit trees benefit families and communities with sustainable food security and conservation of traditional knowledge.

 Photo by Jan Vozenilek.

Photo by Jan Vozenilek.

 
Kenna Whitnell