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2017 January 16

soap co. proves that there is huge demand for ethical products

The Soap Co. is an award winning social enterprise providing training and work opportunities for people who are visually impaired, have disabilities or are otherwise disadvantaged. 

Their product range consists of luxury soaps and lotions derived from natural ingredients, never tested on animals and locally sourced wherever possible. Producing an ethically and environmentally sound product was only half the battle for The Soap Co. It was equally important that the product packaging was sustainable and informed the consumer. 

“We are striving to reduce our impact on the environment, and this is not just a sales argument. We also believe that our customers have a part to play in this, and giving them that level of transparency will help them make more informed buying decisions.” Mathilde Duteil, Social Enterprise Project Manager, The Soap Co.

The handwash bottles are made from recycled milk bottles and the plastic film is actually bioplastic made from renewable wood pulp which is easily removed prior to recycling.  The sticky label is fully compostable, the glue is non-toxic and biodegradable and The Soap Co. encourages reuse through a refill service.

 "The Black Poppy and Wild Fig scent is amazing. We have put it in the downstairs toilet so all our guests will find out about it." Rachel.

 

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Inspired by Dame Ellen MacArthur’s Foundation, The Soap Co. strives to operate on a circular economy model.  At every stage of the business the ethical and environmental impacts have been considered with everyone involved encouraged to think and act sustainably.

Consumers are keen to find brands that share their own ethical and environmental concerns and proud to show alligence to a good cause.  

source: thesoapco.org

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