Soap bars have been gaining popularity, and have been in the news over the last few months in the battle against plastic. A product that was once thought to hold germs, and shunned by shoppers in favour of plastic hand pumped liquid soap in the 90’s in returning to favour as sale grew faster for soap bars over shower gels and liquid soaps.Why the sudden popularity in soap bars? well, it is all to do with plastic pollution, and an increased awareness in general about our waste. As more people are starting to consider what happens to plastic bottles once we chuck them away, people are looking for alternate solutions that are kinder to the environment.

We have a great range of quality soap bars for sale in store, over 30 soaps. All produced in England and handmade, and none use plastic.  We have been stocking the English Soap Company for a number of years and love their packaging – its so pretty an ideal gift. We also have a selection of floral soaps including a Kew garden range we are also lucky enough to be stocking a locally handmade soap from Pink Orchid Bathing in our handmade shop upstairs.

If you are looking to start making some green changes to your life style, then simple switches like soap can be easy changes to make, and reusing shopping bags. We also have upstairs in our handmade shop some fabulous sandwich wraps and cutlery wraps – no more wrapping sandwiches in cling film. Even the glitter in our greetings cards and bath bombs is biodegradable glitter. I think as we become more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment, people will expect to see manufacturers be more green. As a business owner its something that is really important to me, and I am always looking at how we can be a company that is kinder to the environment. We already have a environmental promise in place but we are always looking to do more.