Sun, sea, sand.. and problems. When turtle fishing was outlawed in Mexico in 1991 it stripped Mazunte village of its biggest source of income. Villagers in this marginalized area on the Mexican Pacific Coast wondered what to do next. Working wth local NGO’s, they came up with an unusual solution: a cosmetics company. British giant The Bodyshop helped kickstart the project, donating know-how and secret recipes. Run purely by locals, the co operative shares the profits between them and produces their organic cosmetics in a small factory in the village. We made the trip to see how the project is doing.