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When going bananas is your best option - Shirley Billot, Kadalys

Discover how former cosmetics distributor Shirley Billot decided to start her own cosmetics business from Martinique in the French West Indies, by leveraging the unique properties of the local banana crops.

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Season 1, episode 24
38 min / Published

As she looks back on the story of her startup from her Island all the way to Station F, Shirley also shares some untold stories, traditions and beliefs tied to this yet familiar fruit and comes to the conclusion that she is also a social entrepreneur in her own way. Did you know locals were not allowed to use bananas for commercial purposes until 2011 ? Did you know banana peels are used to treat skin cancers ?

Maybe it is a good time to refresh your knowledge on 'la banane' and reconsider the way we look at it and consume it !?

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