How zorah came to life
How Zorah Came to Life
Mélissa Harvey, founder and president of Zorah biocosmétiques, discovered the impressive properties of argan oil in 2003 during her international development internship in Morocco.
This precious oil, which has been used in Morocco for centuries, contains extraordinary dietary, pharmaceutical and cosmetic properties. It is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree—a tree unique to Morocco—which is grown to fight desertification and is protected by UNESCO. Zorah supports and invests in cooperatives run by Berber women who produce argan oil in Morocco.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF ZORAH BIOCOSMÉTIQUES
The history of Zorah Biocosmétiques is above all a story of solidarity between Mélissa Harvey, a young Quebec intern, and a cooperative of Berber women farming and exporting argan oil.
Zorah believes that sustainable development also means ensuring that participants in its production chain are not harmed by ruthless global commerce. Zorah buys its raw materials directly from development cooperatives, thereby contributing to the equitable distribution of global wealth.
Zorah buys local and stimulates the economy: kits and boxes manufactured in Montreal rather than in China, ingredients purchased from local rather than foreign producers, jobs created right here in Quebec.
Zorah’s production and distribution chain is eco-friendly from start to finish: recyclable jars made from recycled plastic, glass bottles reused to make jewelry, shipping boxes reused multiple times before being recycled, pamphlets printed on recycled paper with plant-based ink, display stands made from FSC wood scraps.
No animal cruelty
Use your Zorah products with peace of mind, knowing that none of them have ever been tested on animals.
Helping the planet
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Why choose zorah ?
Respecting and protecting the environment are at the heart of our values.
Zorah’s production and distribution chain is eco-friendly from start to finish.
The raw materials in our products are sourced mainly from women’s cooperatives all over the world.
No animal cruelty
Use your Zorah products knowing that they have never been tested on animals.