Loofah is a climbing flowering plant, and is a biodegradable, 100% natural and renewable material! Ours is produced by Fundacion Poligono Industries Copaneco (Poligono) in Santa Rosa de Copan, located in western Honduras.

THE SUPPLIER

Poligono was founded in 1993 by a local Catholic Bishop, with the aim to provide professional, technical and social training to young people from low income families.

THE COMMUNITY

Many of the inhabitants of the Santa Rosa de Copan region have had to leave for urban areas in search of employment. However, Poligono’s work is helping to provide them with the option of staying in the community.

SHOWING INITIATIVE

Poligono has set up many social initiatives to help their employees and the local community, including vegetable pickling to sell in local markets and further education classes for staff.

SEWING FOR SUCCESS

Poligono have started an income-generating project in the village of Dolores de Copan, where 8 families have been given training and a sewing machine to produce items for the local market.

TREE OF LIFE

Marula trees are key to the livelihood of the co-operative. Harvesting the fruit from marula trees doesn't just safeguard the women's source of income. It also helps keep the land sustainably productive without having to turn it over to intensive cultivation.

OUR ICONIC LOOFAH PRODUCTS

Summary

Who?

Fundacion Poligono Industries Copaneco

Where?

Honduras

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