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International Women’s Day

To mark International Women’s Day we were delighted to be included on Mama Dolce’s blog outlining our Co-founder’s journey as an entrepreneur and how social impact is an important part of her work, check out her story here:

Female Entrepreneurs Making an Impact: Maame Opoku

‘From our lands to your hands’ Maame Opoku is on a mission to share the best that nature has to offer so we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle

Celebrating International Women’s Day with female entrepreneur Maame Opoku Celebrating International Women’s Day with female entrepreneur Maame Opoku

Last week we caught up with Maame Opoku, female entrepreneur and co-founder of the natural beauty and wellness company MamaSia. Missed the chat? Learn more about Maame’s journey from her roots in Ghana to making a social impact in the UK.

It’s no wonder that Maame is making her mark in the world of sustainable beauty products. Her natural curiosity as a child meant that she was always asking questions about the world around her. Born in the UK and schooled partially in Ghana, Maame would spend her school holidays on the farm. This is where she acquired her knowledge of natural ingredients and traditional production methods from her community elders.

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Maame and (Rhian the commercial director) collecting shea nuts with Maame’s extended family in Larabanga, Ghana

Travelling back and forth between Ghana and the UK, Maame realised that there was a real opportunity to share what she had learned with the UK community. Bringing home shea butter proved to be the kick-start that she needed. Inspired to pursue her interest in natural beauty therapy and traditional health treatments, the MamaSia brand came to life



Since 2012, the company has gone from strength to strength and now produces a range of hair and skincare beauty products and superfoods such as sea moss. You can read about some of the benefits of sea moss in our article here.

maame picking nuts
Maame picking shea nuts

At the heart of everything is MamaSia’s vision to Share, Inspire and Assist. With Maame’s wealth of knowledge about natural ingredients, she creates products that marry the best of traditional African methods with modern British beauty standards. We can learn a lot from these traditional African farming practices where nothing is wasted, and everything has a purpose.

Connection to the community and lands in Larabanga means every stage of the process is done ethically with sustainability at the forefront. The women in Larabanga do everything themselves from gathering raw materials to refining these to create the final products.

To read the full story click here


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