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Yangshuo Village Inn

This small hotel is located in Moon Hill village, famous for its crescent moon mountain. We are only a few kilometers from Yangshuo, yet it feels like the end of the world. This traditional Chinese house is so charming with its typical decoration: wood and bamboo, red and yellow, celadon and a few antiques here and there make the atmosphere as rustic than authentic. Enjoy a dinner on the roof watching the sunset that colors the mountains, while the following morning it is in the garden that will be served your breakfast under the shades of fruit trees and osmanthus.

Everything is beautiful in this place, with a just and singular simplicity. Time gradually slows down to let you enjoy every moments, and your stay seems to be a celebration.

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Travel to Terres d’Afrique

Terres d’Afrique is one of those brands that gave me the desire to create Scent Corner The Shop, due to its beautiful, natural, ethical and effective products, but most importantly because it is imagined as an amazing tribute to Africa. This is the story of Stephan, a man who is always passionate by nature and fascinated by the benefits of plants; but above all is a lover of the African continent; his adopted homeland.

His brand is a true declaration of love; to traditional plants first, which have been used for centuries by local people and are today eminently recognized for their incredible efficiency. But, it is also a tribute to the men and women involved in the cultivation, harvesting and processing of shea butter, baobab oil, marula or kigelia… Terres d’Afrique tells the stories of Annah, Ndoda, Selina and many others whose lives have been incredibly transformed and for who these products represent a truly hopeful future.

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Wild harvesting of baobab fruits

Seven hundred kilometers north east of Johannesburg, with the road winds around the baobab trees, is the small village of Muswodi Dipeni. It is a traditional village, typical of most in Venda, but it is here in the bushveld that flows into Zimbabwe that most of the baobab fruits are wild harvested for eco products and it is here where the lives of the women harvesters has been remarkably transformed.

Terres d’Afrique, south-african cosmetics brand, is deeply committed to ethical fair trade sourcing and wild harvesting uses methods that will not lead to a decline of ecosystems. Meet with beautiful Annah Mendela, baobab harvester and discover her story to inspire us becoming a conscious consumer a bit more every day.

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On the Himalayan roads

Founder Kavita Khosa establish Purearth as a social enterprise, aiming to impact positive social change involving women in India.

She conducted in-depth research and spent a year exploring the Himalayas from Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh to Uttarakhand to meet with dozens of NGOs, CBOs and grassroots producer groups. Kavita’s focus is livelihoods and income generation programs.

She conducted field studies reviewing the ecology and economy; the availability of natural and human resources; backward integration capabilities and constraints before developing Purearth: a premium, wild harvested small batch skincare and wellness brand.

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