About Us

The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that creates sophisticated body care products to nurture and care for your skin.

 

 

Based in East London, and with a traditional workshop in the Lake District, all our products are handcrafted in the UK by people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. We take pride in paying attention where it matters, from our award winning minimalist design to locally sourced bottles and compostable soap wrappers.

We think they're great reasons to get your hands dirty. Our promise to you is that we will never rest on our laurels. Our no compromise approach means we will always strive to improve our products and our service both to you - our loyal customers and our invaluable employees who make it all possible.

 

 

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Building on our commitment to handcraft our products in the UK, we use only natural botanicals, nourishing vitamins and pure essentials oils. Our products are free from parabens and we never test our products on animals. But that's only half the story. Just like our design, our ethics are black and white.

We're always striving to reduce our impact on the environment. Our ingredients, bottles and labels wherever possible are sourced from UK suppliers and we have been inspired by Dame Ellen Macarthur's Foundation (EMF) and their work to create the Circular Economy 100. Their philosophy, to design with more thought is at the very core of The Soap Co.

A bottle that is made from some old milk bottles and with a 45% lower environmental impact than regular PET bottles?  Yes.  A film that looks and acts like plastic but is made from renewable wood pulp?  Yes. A sticky label that can be composted?  Yes.  Paper that is both recycled and recyclable?  Yes.  Glue that is non-toxic and biodegradable?  Yes.

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Awards and Certification

D&AD Pencil for Design

We won a prestigious D&AD Pencil for Design in 2016.

Blue Patch Business Awards

Blue Patch support ethical and sustainable UK businesses. Last year, our co-founder Camilla Marcus-Dew won the Female Business Leader Award, and in 2016 we won their New Business Award.

Global Good Awards

These awards celebrate all those who are making strides towards a better world for people, the planet and the global economy. We were delighted to win silver for 'Eco Focused Small Enterprise' and Gold for the 'Best Agency/Consultancy Campaign' with our amazing partners, The Communications Store.

SEUK Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 'One-To Watch' and 'Consumer Facing' awards last year. We were also shortlisted for the 'One-To-Watch' award in 2016 and the Independent on Sunday’s Readers’ Choice award in 2015. We're hoping 2018 is going to be our year!

The Sustainable City Awards

The Sustainable City Awards are a national “green business” awards scheme administered by the City of London Corporation. They aim to recognise and reward best practice in environmental management and sustainable leadership. We were proud to be shortlisted for two awards last year: Health & Wellbeing and Innovative Technology.

PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club Awards

We are the proud 2017 winners in the Environmental Impact category. This award recognises club members who are implementing innovative and impactful solutions to society's challenges.

The Planet Mark™

Since July 2017, we’ve become proud holders of The Planet Mark™, an internationally recognised sustainability scheme that certifies organisations committed to year-on-year progress on sustainability and reduction of carbon emissions. Launched in 2013 in partnership with the Eden Project, it has certified over 100 organisations and supports businesses to reduce their CO2 emissions. Together we are working to put climate change and the environment at the top of the business agenda.

Partners

BITC
BITC
Clarity
Clarity
MadeInBritain
MadeInBritain
Social Enterprise Mark
Social Enterprise Mark
Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK
The Communications Store
The Communications Store