Gold Rush: Kahina in Elle

We’re thrilled to be included in Elle’s August 2014 issue.  The article announces the launch of both Kahina Fez Hand and Body Balm and Kahina Rosemary Lavender Argan Soap. Go behind [...]

Kahina Argan Oil: How It’s Made

Did you know Kahina Argan Oil comes from the argan nut? Using two stones, Berber women working in cooperatives crack these argan nuts open to get to the fleshy interior. The fleshy interior is [...]

Majid Alaoui

Majid, on the right, tasting the local prickly pear cactus honey, good for medicinal purposes. I was recently asked what the most important requirement is when starting a philanthropic business [...]

Visit to Morocco May 2012

I’ve just returned from Morocco after a 10-day trip that took me from Casablanca to Marrakesh, Essaouira, Agadir, Taroudant and the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and finally to Rabat.  Since my [...]

The Women of Tazghilite

As is the case in several of the small remote villages I have visited in Morocco, Tazghilite is populated mostly by women.  The men of the village leave to work in the big cities of Casablanca, [...]

Fair Trade in Tazghilite

I had the extreme pleasure of visiting a Fair Trade argan producer in the tiny village of Tazghilite in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, two hours from Taroudant.  Instead of working in the traditional [...]

Marrakech Magic

My first stop in Marrakech was to pay a visit to a small apothecary in the medina run by an acquaintance of my friend and guide, Majid.  An expert in traditional remedies using herbs, spices and [...]

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