Being The Change

There have never been more brands talking about sustainability than there are today.

The climate crisis is something we are all aware of, with pressure being put on businesses to act. This is a time for looking at our old ways of working, understanding what was harmful, and envisioning what a new version of 'great' looks like.

Here at The Handmade Soap Company, we are ready to pave a new way forward.

Our story began with me creating soaps by hand in my kitchen. As our business grew, nature always remained my grounding force. After all, our native Irish flora and fauna provide the beautiful scents for our home and body products; we quite literally would not be able to make our products without natural ingredients. As our Handmade Soap Company community flourished, I never lost sight of my commitment to protecting our earth.

Receiving B Corp accreditation was one of my proudest moments in our business journey. B Corp is one of the most demanding certifications that evaluates brands' social and environmental impact, with over 300 questions about governance, workers, communities and impact on the environment. B Corp is a global movement of people using business as a force for good, and we are extremely happy to be a part of that change.

Our B Corp accreditation is more than just a symbol or a pat on the back. It represents the many ways we live our values - from pushing hard to getting our entire skincare range Ecocert accredited, to doing our best to create a work environment where we honour our people and their contribution, to constantly trying to source the greenest packaging technology available, which includes taking bets on it even if it is very early stage technology.

Sustainability is a holistic, all-encompassing commitment to a better future. It's not always easy, or cheap, or without difficulties. But it is always, always worth it.