Last week saw The Soap Co. teaming up with The Clothes Club for their summer pop-up event at Dalston Roof Park where we joined the crowds of clothes swappers in raising money for local social enterprises.
Set up by Emily De Groot 3 years ago, The Clothes Club raises money for social enterprises through its clothes swapping community whilst also encouraging a sustainable approach to fashion. This summer’s event raised money to help Birdsong, an ethical fashion brand who work with different female makers, including Heba in Tower Hamlets who give migrant women a safe place to learn sewing skills. Alongside some amazing clothes swap finds, and one of The Soap Co.'s own managing to scoop the coveted 1st prize in the raffle, we had the pleasure of introducing more Clothes Club swappers to The Soap Co.'s beautiful products and filled the rooftops of east London with the gorgeous scents of Black Poppy and Wild Fig, Citrus, and White Tea.
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.