We are a family of four living near Twickenham in South West London. We are mad about rugby (and also football, climbing, swimming, cycling and anything else fun to do), we get involved with our wonderful local community, and (when Covid 19 doesn't stop us) we spend time with our friends and family when we aren't working or looking after the kids.
At some point in the summer of 2019 we decided that we wanted to sell soap. We weren't clear on the details but we were sure that was the product for us. We wanted the soap to be good for our skin, paraben free, as plastic-free as possible and made with natural colours.
In the first half of 2020 we started searching for the best supplier for us and found one that had the most amazing products that we loved the look of, including a lot of gifts as well as soap. In July we launched. In a bad twist of fate, the supplier's main warehouse burnt down a week later. No one was hurt but it was bad timing and promotion of our newly set up website (of which we were so proud) took a back foot while we waited for our supplier to build up their stock again.
All about colour - life can be really dreary, so bright colour here, there (and everywhere) can be the cheerful bit everyone needs. This is one part of our Soapy Soap brand. This wish for colour translates to what we want to sell. We are passionate about our products, and there aren't many drab coloured ones available to buy.
Sustainability - We are very keen to be green. We have the mantra 'reduce, reuse, recycle' alongside everything we do, which forms the other section of our Soapy Soap brand. You might notice that we have an eco range that we are starting to grow. The key for this is the right product with an ethos that aligns with ours. So we have teamed up with Eco Bru and Wild&Stone to sell their ethically produced, sustainable products.
Soapy Soap - we have learnt a lot about soap over the past 18 months. It was interesting to read up on the ingredients of different kind of soaps, what ingredients to avoid (SLSs, yes, but there are lots of different types), and I was astonished to learn that specifically made antibacterial soap isn’t all that good. Standard soap and water is just as good (so says 40 years of research) and antibacterial soap can actually cause issues. Better late than never to learn that one!
We try out all of the products (so we know that they are good enough for our customers) and we have had really good feedback so far, so we hope you find something you like.