We know it can be difficult to find the perfect gift. Even harder when you also want that gift to have a heritage, be environmentally sustainable and do good in the world.
As part of our #GiveGoodGifts campaign, we will we sharing some of the beautiful gifts we have found that tick all the boxes.
This week, we have searched far and wide and here are our favourite gifts with heritage.
British design meets African artistry
Beautiful sunglasses based on African wire craft that dates back to the 16th Century. Made in Harare by a skilled team of craftsmen. These glasses provide employment and keep a craft alive whilst creating a mean pair of sunglasses.
Cheeky we know. We couldn't resist including our bar soap, made using traditional cold press methods in the Lake District.
Not only does our production method have a long history. Our heritage includes Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Dickens.
The oldest hat shop in the world - what a claim to fame.
Currently celebrating 340 years of history, they also make a stylish Fedora. The Soap Co and Lock & Co. share a historical connection. They made the hat Winston Churchill wore on his wedding day.
You can almost smell the salty air of Cornwall when you visit the Finisterre website. Cornwall and Cornish heritage are seeped into the core of the brand.
For the person in your life with cold feet, you can’t go too wrong with a pair of hardy Finisterre wool socks.
130 years of plant watering happiness.
Based on a 100-year design, this copper watering can is a beauty to behold. Available at the online purveryor of beautiful things, The Future Kept.
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.
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.
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.