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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

[Update: positions closed]

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.

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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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COMPETITION TIME: It’s Your Chance To #RaiseTheBar!

COMPETITION TIME: It’s Your Chance To #RaiseTheBar!

June 22, 2017

To celebrate our soap bars being sold in Anthropologie, we’re offering you the chance to win our best-selling bar soap, Black Poppy & Wild Fig.

With naturally exfoliating black poppy seeds you’re going to have a smile on your face as you throw away your plastic loofah for good.

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After Years out of the Spotlight, They're Back

After Years out of the Spotlight, They're Back

May 26, 2017

No, we’re not talking ripped jeans, shoulder pads or glitter…the bar soap is back. Beauty lovers around the world from London to New York, Tokyo to Sydney are swapping their shower gel for bar soap. There is a new breed of bars that pack as much luxury (if not more) than their liquid counterparts. Like Sarah Walker from Instyle says, “Unleash the soap from its delicate wrapping and take it for a test drive—this beauty standard is better than ever.”

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Creating the Exfoliating Soap Pebble

Creating the Exfoliating Soap Pebble

May 03, 2017

We spoke to Jason from our Keswick workshop who is the brains behind our new Soap Pebble. Jason explains what inspired The Soap Co.’s new product and how they are produced.

Here in the Lake District, we are surrounded by stunning countryside and it is impossible not to be inspired by the landscape. Running through the heart of Keswick and joining River Derwent is the River Greta. 

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COMPETITION TIME: Get Your Hands on Your Very Own Soap Pebble

COMPETITION TIME: Get Your Hands on Your Very Own Soap Pebble

May 02, 2017

Do you have a lot of nasties and plastics hiding in your bathroom or beauty bag?

To celebrate the launch of The Soap Co.’s new Exfoliating Soap Pebble, we’re helping you to swap your plastic loofah with a handcrafted Soap Pebble made in the Lake District, wrapped in wool from local Herdwick sheep.

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A Simple Bar of Soap?

A Simple Bar of Soap?

January 16, 2017

At The Soap Co. we meet journalists, retailers and beauty thought leaders to talk about The Soap Co. 

An interesting trend has started to emerge. The humble soap bar is having a resurgence. A seemingly simple item, The Soap Co. soap bars are far from it.

Camilla, Head of Commercial at The Soap Co. shares why The Soap Co. soap bar is her favourite Soap Co. product. 

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We Are Recruiting a Marketing Manager and BD Manager

We Are Recruiting a Marketing Manager and BD Manager

December 28, 2016

[Update: positions closed]

The Soap Co. & CLARITY are recruiting a Marketing Manager and Business Development Manager. The Soap Co. has had a huge first year, with national press coverage, now stocked in over 15 independent retailers, in the offices of PwC and Accenture and in restaurants and pubs across the UK.

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Thank You to All Our Customers, Staff, Volunteers and Advisers

Thank You to All Our Customers, Staff, Volunteers and Advisers

December 22, 2016

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on 2016 and the transformation of The Soap Co. from a start-up to a business that is scaling up rapidly. With customers including large companies like Accenture and PwC, independent retailers across the country and every individual ethical customer using their purchasing power to change the world.

 

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Did You See Us in These Gift Lists?

Did You See Us in These Gift Lists?

December 22, 2016

This Christmas we have been so pleased to see traditional press and digital influencers embracing the spirit of our campaign Give Good Gifts. 

From vloggers and bloggers to the Financial Times, we have been spoilt for gift lists featuring beautiful products that are good and do good.

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Missed the Last Post for Christmas? You Can Buy The Soap Co. Here

Missed the Last Post for Christmas? You Can Buy The Soap Co. Here

December 21, 2016

If you were hoping to give a Soap Co. Gift Set or Bar Soap to someone special, don't worry, you haven't missed your chance. 

You can still buy our products at the following independent retailers around the country.

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The Guardian. Fashion: The Measure

The Guardian. Fashion: The Measure

December 19, 2016

In the Guardian this weekend, The Measure featured The Soap Co. in the number two spot of their guide to fashion trends. 

"Soap Co Super-chic packaging for gift sets made by a workforce of disabled people, and less than £40. Tick, tick and tick."

You can enjoy it here.

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#GiveGoodGifts Meets: Sasha, Founder of Liberty London Girl

#GiveGoodGifts Meets: Sasha, Founder of Liberty London Girl

December 19, 2016

Sasha is a journalist, broadcaster and editor and founder of the blog, Liberty London Girl. 

We loved welcoming her at The Soap Co. in December and introducing her to our team in East London. 

As our final, Give Good Gifts interview, here is Sasha sharing her favourite things about Christmas. 

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I Want You to Know. Gift Guide: Making a Difference

I Want You to Know. Gift Guide: Making a Difference

December 15, 2016

Did you see us in the gorgeous gift guide by Kristabel on I Want You To Know

If not, enjoy this lovely curated list of gifts that make a difference

 

 

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Finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016

Finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2016

December 14, 2016

The Soap Co. has been recognized as "One To Watch" at the recent Social Enterprise Awards 2016. 

Finalists include Change Please, the innovative collaboration between The Big Issue and Old Spike Roastery

For a full list of finalists and the award winners, visit the Social Enterprise UK. 

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