Plastic-free, ethically produced self-care products, delivered directly to your door? Yes please!

Well that's exactly what The Soap Box Co. do! Co-founded and run by Will and Jess in January 2021, the aim of The Soap Box Co. is to source ethically produced, plastic-free self-care products that smell amazing and nourish your skin.

From 'Cornish Soapcake' body soaps and 'Earthkind' shampoo bars to 'Your Nature' natural deodorant, their mission is to make plastic-free, eco-friendly living easy and accessible to all.

Much like their gorgeous, understated branding, their mission is simple; making it easier for people to reduce their use of both plastic and harmful (often toxic) ingredients found in large scale cosmetics, and to be more mindful about the products they are buying and using.

Ethical, mindful and plastic-free. That's how Will and Jess describe their brand. The seed for it became apparent just how difficult it was to find everything they wanted in one place, which prompted the venture. With a focus on fuss-free, options and handy delivery (local delivery starts from just £1!), The Soap Box are passionate about supporting other small businesses by carefully sourcing each product as locally as possible, to showcase in their boxes.

Did you know that recyclable bathroom waste accounts for 30% – 40% of total landfill waste in the UK? Based in Devon, an environmentally friendly and sustainable ethos is at the very heart of the brand. Making it easier than ever to empower customers to make ethical choices whilst reducing waste and supporting local companies along the way.

Offering only the best natural products in their collection from brands that share the goal of working towards a greener, better future, they want people to be aware of the damaging impact that many mass-produced products have on both our planet and our bodies.

Its win-win, good for the planet, good for your skin and good for small businesses!

Quick Fire Questions with Will and Jess:

Have you got any upcoming plans?

We would like to expand to provide a wider range of products, gift boxes and also monthly subscriptions. We will hopefully be attending some outdoor markets this year also.

Do you find it difficult competing against chains?

We know that it is often difficult for people to make more eco-friendly and ethical swaps as the price of handmade, natural products are significantly more than those mass-produced products you can buy in the supermarket.

Favourite piece to date?

We are very passionate about our original box – The Soap Box Co – It's what started our small business and is a way in for our customers to begin their plastic free self-care journey. A personal favourite of ours are the Earth Kind shampoo and conditioning bars as they leave your hair feeling and smelling great. We also love all of the soap bars that we stock from Cornish Soap Cakes, Suddy Nora and Soap and Pamper they all feel a lot ‘cleaner’ having washed with a bar of soap, compared to shower gels.

By becoming a more conscious consumer, you can reduce your waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Because, let’s face it, there really is no planet B.

Start your ethical, plastic-free self-care journey today with The Soap Box Co.:

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Updated: Mar 24

Sami-K is a sustainable clothing brand offering beautifully hand-made, unisex clothing for both grown-up's and kiddies. Each and every product is made and sourced in Britain as part of a focus to support local businesses, ethically and honestly. Designer Sami founded Sami-K through lockdown with a creative ambition to make an ethically conscious and joyful impact on both people and their products.

Sami is a Cornish designer and sea-lover, currently living in South London, who is on a mission to challenge the way we buy, wear and value clothing.

Pioneering a progressive shared wardrobe concept, their premium unisex products are made for both grown-up's and children, and are made to last. Combining style and sustainability with practicality, Sami-K focuses on simple sizing with effortless everyday design, using premium fabrics with a high attention to detail. Think calming, neutral tones, playful patterns and ultimate comfort!

Designing and sampling everything in her London studio, Sami draws her inspiration from travel (especially in her second home on wheels, Agnes the Van) and design, working closely and in conscious collaboration with suppliers, customers and likeminded businesses; proving that everyone from the initial production process to the customer can be happy.

With a clear commitment to reducing waste at every step of the process, Sami experiments with unique, adaptable pattern cutting techniques and uses off-cuts to create additional limited one-off pieces. She is determined to ensure the viability of her consciously sustainable efforts. Sami illustrates and develops new ideas herself and works with a local supporting studio just a bike ride away for any necessary small batch production.

We mean, who WOULDN'T want to wear the Shelby Dungaree every day!? ^

Each design is personally signed off to certify the quality, fit, practicality and feel of each Sami-K piece.

Sustainability is woven into the DNA of the Sami-K brand. From the fabric to the packaging (which is made from fully organic, recycled and reusable biodegradable materials!), every little detail is sourced in the UK from small family-run suppliers. Their certified organic fabric supplier works alongside another small family-run business in Kerala, India to produce the gorgeous hand-woven fabrics. The mill is GOT’s certified and their artisan fabrics are produced in small quantities, ensuring the highest quality with minimal waste.

Sami K aims to support goals 11 and 12 of the United Nations Sustainable Development plan wherever possible too.

Sami-K embodies community and sustainability, combining play with practicality and fashion with conscious focus. As a member of Make it British, Sami will continue to evolve the brand and develop strong, long-standing relationships will all involved, from the fabric producers to the valued customers.

Discover the ethical, sustainable and adaptable ( and oh-so-comfy-and-gorgeous) Sami-K collection that represents conscious joy and a love for life:

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"Water sustainability starts with you."

It comes as so surprise that the pressure on our natural resources - like fresh water - is huge. The demand for fresh water is catching up with the supply at a frightening rate. George Sweet, the founder of Sweet Bamboo, is on a mission to increase public awareness on water sustainability. Founded in Cornwall, Sweet Bamboo bottles are made from stainless steel and wrapped in bamboo.

Stylish, fully recyclable products that don’t hurt our planet, whilst helping you to maintain an eco-friendly lifestyle.

The vision? To increase awareness of the negative impacts that bottled water consumption has on our fresh water ecosystems. For example, drying up natural water sources and depriving aquatic life.

With so many cool powers, how can we actually incorporate Bamboo into our lives? Swapping your single-use plastic bottles for an organic Sweet Bamboo product is an easy and effective way of living more sustainably, whilst adopting a circular economy and reducing waste.

The idea for Sweet Bamboo was born when George began learning about water capitalism. It was there and then that he decided to try and make a difference; 'Water is a public good and it should not be privatised to a point where significant environmental damage is being caused.'

Bamboo is a fast growing, renewable and easy-to-grow material, perfect for daily use.

Belonging to a subfamily of grass, bamboo is one of the most versatile plants on planet earth, and every Sweet Bamboo product is BPA and chemical free.

Sustainably sourced and manufactured, each flask sold reduces the amount of single-use plastic consumed.

Their practical thermos bottles keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours.

The cylindrical design accommodates easy cleaning and each bottle comes with a stainless steel mesh strainer, ideal for using ice cubes or infusing your water with fruit.

If you are keen to start living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, why not do it in style? A new addition to the Sweet Bamboo range is coming soon, donning a laser engraved logo that negates the use of ink, meaning it's even better for the environment!

Due to exciting demand, their Bamboo wrapped coffee cups and bamboo toothbrushes, straws and organic bags will be available soon too; we just know they'll make great sustainable Christmas gifts for your friends and family! 

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