Our Community Trade organic banana puree is sustainably sourced from El Guabo in south-west Ecuador. We’ve been working together for years and re-established our Community Trade partnership in 2017. El Guabo pays small-scale farmers a fair price in an industry that is known to be notoriously exploitative and also helps them compete with the big banana plantations. Based in Ecuador’s Macizo del Cajas biosphere, El Guabo are committed to raising living standards for the community by investing in education, healthcare and water purification facilities, as well as encouraging female farmers to join the association for equal benefits. The Body Shop also strives to minimise waste by using fragrantly fruity bananas that wouldn’t sell to the food industry (we don’t care if they’re the wrong shape or size).