COMMITTED TO EMPOWERING WOMEN

Yves Saint Laurent has always been about empowering women. Through these gardens and the revenue the cooperative generates, the 32 women have been able to significantly improve their standard of living."

Caroline Nègre, Scientific Director

A SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR LOCAL WOMEN

Like Yves Saint Laurent himself, YSL Beauty is committed to empowering all women through the actions of our organisation, right down to the creation of our products. At the Ourika Gardens, we set up a local women’s collective that relies on the expertise of local communities to obtain authentic, natural ingredients such as the famous saffron pistils used in our Or Rouge skincare range. The cooperative employs women to tend to the garden each day and harvest the plants. Our mission is to give back to local community in a way that is sustainable, and will have a lasting effect on this generation and the next. Since it started in 2015, this community of women has double its income thanks to their work in the gardens. This financial independence will continue to grow and empower them as the Ourika Gardens project further develops and expands.