Natural, Organic and Handcrafted skincare from the Islands

G R Foundation General Trading retails Pacific Products to support island cultures, traditions and communities in building a prosperous future together

Coconut oil, due to its unique and organic properties helps bolster the skin’s protective layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. It smells great, and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for irritated, chafed skin and helps with collagen production.

G R Foundation General Trading based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates currently retails Pacific products, including coconut products from the Solomon Islands. Coconuts have been central to the Solomon Island rural communities for many decades, shaping the lives, tradition and livelihood and is fundamental to food security. It provides islanders with an income stream.

Some of the Pacific products sold by G R Foundation General Trading include virgin coconut hair and body oil, Massage oils, handmade coconut cleansing soap as well as a variety of lip balms.

Ahmed Shak Ahmed, CEO of G R Foundation General Trading is excited to bring the island products  to the UAE and is passionate in assisting South Pacific Island countries of the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Tonga to have their unique products sold around the Middle East. He believes there is a scope for more handcrafted island products to be used in the region.

Currently G R Foundation General Trading sells KOSI and Banana Hands products.

Banana Hands organic coconut cleansers, oils, soaps and balms are gentle and luscious, made in the Solomon Islands from certified organic coconut oil.

For KOSI products, coconuts are sourced from local plantations and are supplied from farmers in the surrounding villages. KOSI’s source network covers over 3,000 hectares of registered coconut groves owned by more than 1,000 farmers across the Solomon Islands.

This altogether revitalises the evolving coconut industry using modern technology while partnering with local communities and firms, NGOs and Governments to ensure that the right support systems are in place to develop and support rural communities in a sustainable and continual cycle.

Products retailing at the G R Foundation General Trading in Al Ain can also be bought on

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