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The English Soap Company Story
The English Soap Company story began in 2000, when founders Bob & Juliet discovered a number of vintage soap moulds lying disused in a machinery workshop farm in Kent.
Inspired by their discovery, Bob & Juliet spent many years perfecting the art of soap making and perfumery to make the perfect soap. A soap bar smooth and silky in texture, that moisturises rather than dries the skin, and above all is effused with a luxurious designer perfume that lasts until the end of the bar.
As the business grew Bob & Juliet moved their soap operation out of their kitchen and on to a local farm in the Sussex countryside. From here the business grew from strength to strength as demand for their soaps increased.
The English Soap company still makes all of their products on the farm site in the heart of the English countryside, in beautiful Waldron, East Sussex.
Over the years the company grew steadily, and in 2012 Bob & Juliet’s son Oliver took over as Managing Director, along with his wife Ailsa as Operations Manager in 2016. In 2017 the English Soap Company expanded production, producing hand creams, hand sanitisers, shower gels, perfumes and much more.
In 2019 The English Soap Company was an ACES East Sussex Business Award Winner for Export Business of the Year. In the same year, Juliet won International Business Women of the Year at the Business Women Excellence Awards. In 2020 we are currently a short-listed finalist for South East International Business of the Year with the FSB.
What began as a small kitchen table business is now an internationally recognised soap and toiletries brand, exporting to over 40 different countries all over the world, with partnerships with large global brands such as Disney and The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter of The English Soap Company story brings.
What began as a small kitchen table business is now an internationally recognised soap and toiletries brand, exporting to over 40 different countries all over the world, with partnerships with large global brands such as Fat Face, Disney, and The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.SHOP FAT FACE Collection SHOP KEW COLLECTION
From our humble beginnings, we have always dedicated ourselves to creating luxury soap bars and toiletries of the highest quality. Everything we make is crafted with care and commitment. We are proud that all of our products are made at our Sussex farm, by our family of 35 staff members.
We use pure vegetable oils to create a luxury soap bar that will leave the skin soft and smelling fresh. All our perfumes are made in England by expert perfumers and have been designed specifically for the English Soap Company. Our products are hand finished before going out, ensuring quality and care from inception to finish.
We love the rural surrounding that we work in and understand that as human beings we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy it. It is constant reminder of how lucky we all are to inhabit a planet of such beauty. As such sustainability is very important to us and is an ever improving and ongoing process.