Mama means "Mother" and "Sia" means the “first female" in West Africa, thus the first mother of natural beauty.
Our logo is a symbolic representation of the first female and child, which depicts the majority of our female family members that have been growing our produce through the generations.
The MamaSia principles came into existence many centuries ago within African society, when Mothers and Female elders of the community, would mentor young girls on how to become Women. Beauty secrets, amongst other well-being techniques were passed down during a time of adolescence. Young girls were taught to understand their role as the primary nurturer, which included managing the home to making local herbal remedies, arts and crafts to beauty products.
In the ancient kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai (which included present day Mali, Senegal and Ghana), girls would perform their 'puberty rites' where they would become women through a ceremony.
These rites were taught like a course and the final exam was an elegant performance in front of the community. After having passed their exams the girls were welcomed home as women. Having experienced these beautiful principles first hand ourselves we thought it was only right to share and carry on what we have been taught traditionally and as nature intended.