This Saturday, 10th October, is the UK's second annual Social Saturday, and to celebrate our CEO, Jeremy, and Jason from The Soap Co.’s factory in Keswick are undertaking a long distance bike ride, cycling from the factory to Manchester and visiting as many social enterprises at they can on the way.
Setting off from Keswick on Tuesday 6th October, Jeremy and Jason will cycle the 120 miles to Manchester over 5 days, visiting social enterprises in across Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire before finishing at Social Saturday’s flagship event on Deansgate in Manchester on Saturday 10th October.
Jeremy and Jason will be writing about their progress daily at the Bike Social website and you can tweet your support with the hashtag #bikesocial.
Please also support Social Saturday by buying from a social enterprise on Saturday 10th October, and tweet your support with the hashtag #SocialSaturday.
Social Saturday is run by Social Enterprise UK to raise awareness of just how easy it is to support businesses that trade quality items and services and invest profits in projects supporting the local community, international development, the environment, charities and a wealth of other progressive schemes.
Black Friday is the traditional day for bargains, discounts and special offers galore on your favourite brands. It is also seen as a great opportunity for a brand to tempt you into trying new products at a discounted price.
But what if there is a negative consequence to these ‘bargains’?
To celebrate our 3rd birthday we have launched our Eco and Bee friendly collection in the beautiful stores of The Conran Shop in Chelsea, Marylebone, and Selfridges on Oxford Street. Their considered design-led shops feature products that aim to inspire and excite and now include our award-winning ethical luxury products too.
The Soap Co. with its Eco & Bee Friendly collection is making real headway in the retail, corporate and hospitality space, affording us a unique opportunity to promote our eco and sustainability agenda to an ever-widening cohort of people concerned to make a difference to our planet's health.