Soap sustainable & award winning packaging

 
source: paulbelford.com

source: paulbelford.com

 

The Soap Co. is a company that produce organic luxury soaps, hand washes and lotions. It is also a social enterprise employing more than 100 people, 80% of whom are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. Every day their office and factory is shared with several guide dogs! I think this just makes them quite unique. Through the sale of their products they create over 10,000 days of employment and aim to generate over 60 new jobs per year. But it doesn’t end here.

 
source: thesoapco.org

source: thesoapco.org

 

What is really interesting to me is their packaging. Why?

  • BECAUSE its super minimal design shows us the meaning of ‘less is more’

  • BECAUSE the tactile braile graphics references the company’s social inclusion and makes it more readable for more people

  • BECAUSE the bottle is made from old milk bottles

  • BECAUSE the sticky label is compostable

  • BECAUSE even the glue is non-toxic and biodegradable

  • BECAUSE the paper is both recycled and recyclable

  • BECAUSE the film is made of wood pulp

This is another level of sustainability and demonstrates that every single detail is important and it’s what makes the difference. Needles to say, they never test their products on animals.

The design credits are for Paul Belford and he is the responsible for the D&AD award for social inclusion in 2006. Also, The Soap Co. has been recognized as “One To Watch” at the Social Enterprise Awards 2016.

 
source: paulbelford.com

source: paulbelford.com

source: thesoapco.org

source: thesoapco.org


Company: The Soap Co.
Designer: Paul Belford
Product: soaps
Produced in: The UK
Packaging: recyclable, compostable and biodegradable
Shipped worldwide? They have international delivery to most countries in the world but with a not fixed delivery fee (depending on the country and number of products purchased)
Shop: thesoapco.org

 
 
 
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