THE ILLIPE BUTTER FACTORY

The Illipe Butter Factory is situated in the Sintang Regency of West Kalimantan on the Island of Borneo. The factory was established in August 2014 and since then, the factory has produced illipe butter (or tengkawang fat) over three seasons, the production of which has tripled compared to the first season. The forests of Borneo are part of the Dayak's culture, it means everything to them, it is like their supermarket. Yet every second, Indonesia, loses a soccer field of its forest as deforestation continues and unsustainable palm oil plantations continue to encroach. These virgin forests are the gardens of biodiversity, they contain a high variety of life and products of enormous economic value which is not yet optimally used. For centuries the Dayaks have been making fat from illipe nuts for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Our low investment, high return, mini-factory now helps the Dayak people to efficiently process the Tengkawang nuts into fat, bringing jobs and income without producing any waste. However, the manufacturing of illipe butter isn't the only thing that happens at the Tengkawang factory, please take some time to find out what else is happening in the forests of Borneo.

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OUR THOUGHT PROCESS

We consider ourselves to be ethical suppliers and we aim to be as transparent as possible with all our existing and prospective clients when sharing details on our production processes.

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