Cañada Rosquín, Argentina

18 September 2014

In a small town of 6,500 inhabitants where the economy is predominantly based on agriculture and animal husbandry, with little industry and a high production of soya beans, the creation of the soap-making cooperative was a significant event.The bankruptcy of the Sociedad Argentina Grasos y Derivados in the Argentinian Province of Santa Fe had left 83 people without a job. It was revived by creating the Cañada Rosquín cooperative in 2006, which produces soaps, detergents and candles. Over the past two years the cooperative has doubled its production.The cooperative produces SIGNO soaps, SIRKIS bars of soap, CARABELA soap for washing and candles, and LA PERDIZ soaps, all well-known brands throughout Argentina.

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