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Hiring: SocEnt Business Development Manager

Hiring: SocEnt Business Development Manager

January 22, 2018

Considered a job where success isn't just measured by salary? This role is about creating real 'social' value and without feeding the 'fat cat' culture. Be a core part of a small team based in East London, changing perceptions about disability...and soap!

Do something great in 2018.

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets...David, member of The Soap Co. production team

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...David, member of The Soap Co. production team

December 12, 2017

For our last blog post in our 12 Days of Christmas series we talked to David, who has been with our production team almost two years now! Throughout his life, David has been a very positive person despite the fact of being diagnosed with Anderson-Tawil syndrome when he was very young.

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Jane, founder of Blue Patch

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Jane, founder of Blue Patch

December 11, 2017

You're in for a treat. Today we meet Jane, the founder and curator of Blue Patch (also a talented illustrator) to discuss the mysterious treasures she would put into her metaphysical advent calendar. 

 

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Karen from n4mummy.com brings an ethical Christmas into sharp focus

Karen from n4mummy.com brings an ethical Christmas into sharp focus

December 10, 2017

From handmade gifts to ditching Amazon we love Karen’s brutal honesty in what an ethical Christmas could look like. It's not too late to make a change!

 

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Katie, founder of Tommy and Lottie

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Katie, founder of Tommy and Lottie

December 09, 2017

We catch up with Katie from Tommy and Lottie, a like-minded British business that creates stunning unisex, baby clothing and prints. If ever there were angels on earth...

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Ethical Hour's tips on how to have an easy ethical Christmas

Ethical Hour's tips on how to have an easy ethical Christmas

December 08, 2017

#EthicalHour share 8 worthy tips for how you can be ethical this Christmas with gift ideas that keep on giving long after Santa has departed.

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Easy DIY plastic free, zero waste Christmas decorations from Pebble Magazine

Easy DIY plastic free, zero waste Christmas decorations from Pebble Magazine

December 07, 2017

Forget unravelling spiky Christmas lights and choking on a puff of dust! Molly has some great DIY ideas for making crowd pleasing eco garlands, wreaths and wrapping paper.

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The Soap Co. Christmas Hamper Giveaway

The Soap Co. Christmas Hamper Giveaway

December 07, 2017

We’re counting down to Christmas with some of our social enterprise friends and a hamper of goodies up for grabs for one lucky winner. Every amazing product in the hamper has come from a social enterprise that puts people or the planet first – or both!

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Holly shares how 'Slow fashion' can add soul to your Christmas

Holly shares how 'Slow fashion' can add soul to your Christmas

December 06, 2017

When it comes to staying true to your ethical principles, finding that conversation dress can be incredibly difficult. So where do you start? What should you look out for? Natural Mumma shares tips of how to be glamorous and ethical this Christmas.

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Alice Asquith, Founder & Creative Director of Asquith

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Alice Asquith, Founder & Creative Director of Asquith

December 05, 2017

For the latest entry in our 12 Days of Christmas blog series, we catch up with Alice Asquith from Asquith activewear to talk about dipping your toes in oceans, being thankful at Christmas, and the joy of 80's dance classics.

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Genius Christmas gift ideas from Style Swipe

Genius Christmas gift ideas from Style Swipe

December 04, 2017

When it's only 20 days until the big day, this blog from Style Swipe is definitely worth it's weight in gold. Style Swipe share seven amazing tips and tricks on how to #givegoodgifts on any budget this year. Consider your gifting sorted!

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What do spiders have to do with ethical gifting? Meet Elvis & Kresse...

What do spiders have to do with ethical gifting? Meet Elvis & Kresse...

December 03, 2017

Gifts are older than and not unique to people; spiders are known to give gifts! Think of ethial gifts as a downpayment on the future that is more likely to be better for everyone’s Grandchildren. Christmas is about goodness, it is about giving, sharing and celebrating. So why not Give Good Gifts?

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3 Simple Ways to Have a More Ethical Christmas from Besma of 'Curiously Conscious'

3 Simple Ways to Have a More Ethical Christmas from Besma of 'Curiously Conscious'

December 02, 2017

It can sometimes boil down to three key elements: The tree, the gifts and the infamous Christmas turkey. Besma tackles the age old question of whether real is more ethical than plastic and finds that turkeys are more than a great tasting meal!

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Camilla Marcus-Dew, founder of The Soap Co.

#GiveGoodGifts Meets...Camilla Marcus-Dew, founder of The Soap Co.

December 01, 2017

Well I already put my Christmas socks on, so I guess Christmas to me has already started. Consumerism isn’t always bad. Gifts that help other people - in the way they’re made or where they’re made - can help make the world a better place.

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Don’t feel guilty this Christmas

Don’t feel guilty this Christmas

December 01, 2017

 

To make this Christmas a whole lot more meaningful we encourage you to #GiveGoodGifts and make a positive statement about what really matters to you. To help you on this journey we’re kicking off countdown to the big day with the return of our popular Christmas blog. 

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Win our Geranium & Rhubarb eco set!

Win our Geranium & Rhubarb eco set!

October 31, 2017

We are buzzing about our new eco collection that smells divine and is free from nasties like SLS/SLES, PEGs, triclosan, synthetic colour, DEA, petrochemicals, silicones, EDTA, parabens and artificial colours. To celebrate its launch, you could win a full set of our deliciously scented Geranium & Rhubarb hand wash, hand lotion and cold processed bar soap.

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Why bees get a buzz from The Soap Co.

Why bees get a buzz from The Soap Co.

October 25, 2017

The Soap Co.’s new luxurious body care collection is creating a real BUZZ – and oddly enough it’s not just the discerning buyer who’s set to benefit. It’s bees too. Yes, bees.


 

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It’s official. We’re 2 and going eco!

It’s official. We’re 2 and going eco!

October 09, 2017

It wasn’t long after we first launched that we wondered why there wasn’t a huge selection of great smelling SLS free and truly eco-friendly products on the market. This pondering cued a deep dive into the world of eco labels – did you know there are 455 eco-labels across 25 different product categories?

Baffling.

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Applications Closing This Week - Graduate - Business Development

Applications Closing This Week - Graduate - Business Development

September 22, 2017

Two great roles with a long established, dynamic and growing social enterprise – one to develop and lead the finance function and one to help market and sell our unique and interesting range of products. At the same time as being able to build a rewarding and fulfilling career for yourself the successful applicants will also be helping people with disabilities to build their own skills, confidence and independence.

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The Soap Co. gains The Planet Mark™ - a collective team effort

The Soap Co. gains The Planet Mark™ - a collective team effort

August 25, 2017

The Soap Co. is delighted to have just become holders of The Planet Mark. To mark the occasion, we sat down with Steve Malkin and Louise Bateman at The Planet Mark™ to discuss all things green and why working together has never been so important. 

 

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Behind the Scenes of Time to Rethink Blindness

Behind the Scenes of Time to Rethink Blindness

July 28, 2017

We caught up with Simeon to talk about his experience working on this project and to express our gratitude for the amazing job he and his team have done creating this wonderful piece that has moved so many of our supporters, clients and customers.

 

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The Soap Co.: Employment and Opportunity

The Soap Co.: Employment and Opportunity

July 12, 2017

This week has been interesting. For those who don’t know, due to a similarity in names with a company called Soap & Co. which has been investigated by BBC Newsnight, many people mistook our brand for theirs.

 

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Statement from THE SOAP CO. Re. BBC investigation into SOAP & CO.

Statement from THE SOAP CO. Re. BBC investigation into SOAP & CO.

July 11, 2017

We have been made aware of a BBC investigation into a company called SOAP & CO.  Our company THE SOAP CO. has absolutely no connection to SOAP & CO.  We are a completely separate company.  This is us: https://thesoapco.org.

 

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Bring Your Dog to Work Day

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

June 23, 2017

Did you know that Friday, 23rd of June is Bring Your Dog to Work Day? At The Soap Co. and CLARITY, we welcome dogs any day, not just for fun and for all the benefits that having a dog in a workplace brings. They are working dogs who help our staff on their journeys to and from work, and so much more. Stephen Steppens, our long-standing receptionist, is one of our staff who has a guide dog, and this is his story.

 

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