Soap Box - Friendly Soap
Materials: 100% organic liquid wood.
Dimensions: 10.5 × 6.7 × 3.7 cm
Packaging: Made from recycled cardboard which itself is recyclable and plastic free!
Friendly Soap was founded in 2008 by Rob and Geoff in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. Their mission was to create high quality products that tick as many ethical boxes as possible. All their products are registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International. They use the ancient cold-process method to make their soaps which means that they are all biodegradable and free from any by-products too. All the soaps are also poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand in the UK, to ensure a small carbon footprint.
Their packaging is made from materials that are 100% recycled as well as recyclable. Plastic doesn’t get a look in, and their parcels for delivery use brown paper tape. They even use poppy seeds and hemp bran instead of microbeads.
A million miles from conventional detergents, Friendly Soap don’t use harmful preservatives or foaming agents because there’s no real need for SLS or Parabens. The silky-smooth lather produced by their soaps is all down to careful ingredient choice and the cold-process method of making them. As for palm oil, you won’t find it in any soaps. And what about our Shea butter? Bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana. Coconut oil? Taken from coconuts not harvest by slave monkeys.
You get the picture...they've gone as far as they can to have as little impact as possible on our planet and its wildlife. And anywhere they do have an impact, they have tried their best to make it a positive one by supporting communities who could use a helping hand.