About Us

The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that creates sophisticated cruelty-free 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 paraben and cruelty-free. 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. Stickers that are compostable?  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. In 2017 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 3rd year in row. The Soap Co. was shortlisted last year for the 'One-To Watch' and 'Consumer Facing' awards.

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 in 2017: 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.

Variety Catherine Awards

Our co-founder Camilla, won the Inspirational Award this year in recognition of her contribution to business and philanthropy.

The Planet Mark™

We're proud holders of The Planet Mark™ and won two Planet Mark™ awards in 2018. Launched in 2013 in partnership with the Eden Project, The Planet Mark™ is an internationally recognised sustainability scheme that certifies organisations committed to at least 5% year-on-year carbon reduction.

NatWest Everywoman Awards

Camilla received the GAIA award in 2018 for the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise, who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model.

Beauty Bible Awards

In 2019, our Uplift bath oil won the Beauty Bible 'Social Responsibility Award'. Beauty Bible has always set out to help you take a short-cut through the beauty jungle – by testing real products on real women, just as you'd use them in real life. Since launch in 1996, they’ve had 26,000 women taking part in the trials – the biggest-ever independent survey of beauty products ever carried out in the world.

CEW Awards

Our Mulberry & Amber bar soap was a finalist in the 2019 CEW Beauty Awards, in the Responsible Beauty category. Known as the “Oscars of the Beauty Industry”, the CEW Beauty Awards was first launched in the United Kingdom in 2006 to recognise outstanding product innovation and creativity. Voted on by over 1,000 CEW members in the UK – industry professionals and experts in the field of beauty – the CEW Beauty Awards are recognised as one of the most coveted awards in the industry.

Partners

BITC
BITC
Clarity
Clarity
MadeInBritain
Made in Britain
Social Enterprise Mark
Social Enterprise Mark
Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK
The Communications Store
The Communications Store