Milestones in the Soapworks story

Right from our origins in 1988, the Soapworks story has always been one of innovation, product quality and social responsibility


Soapworks founded by Body Shop entrepreneur Dame Anita Roddick to bring employment opportunities to the local community of Easterhouse.

Newspaper article of Anita Roddick discussing the opening of Soapworks Ltd
Translucent bar of soap on white background

Develop our first ever range of translucent soaps.


Gift Assembly line installed, allowing us to pack innovative, speciality gifts.

The Body Shop Gift pack on a white background
Home fragrance oils with different colour labels on a white background

Launch a liquid filling production line for essential oils & home fragrance.


Start supplying major UK High Street retailers alongside the Body Shop.

Shopping trolleys from a supermarket
Selection of Soap Aid soaps laid out in rows

Partner with Glasgow the Caring Community to supply Soap Aid to vulnerable communities worldwide.


Achieve accreditation to the BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products and join the Sedex platform.

BRCGS logo on a white background
Selection of pleat wrapped soaps

Introduce Pleat wrap line to supply hotel amenity sector.


Management buyout heralds an exciting chapter in our history as we become a fully independent company.

Outside Soapworks factory building
RSPO logo on a white background

RSPO Supply Chain Standard – Soapworks become the First Soap Tablet company in the world to be certified to the RSPO supply chain standard for responsibly sourced palm oil.


Best Supplier – The Body Shop.
Awarded for best quality performance.

Body Shop award presented to Soapworks
M&S Plan A award Soapworks recognised for strategic approach to environmental Management

Recognised by M&S for our strategic approach to environmental Management with a ‘PLAN A’ Smart Business Award.


A significant milestone as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Soapworks 25 year Anniversary logo
Houses of Parliament where Soapworks were commended for our charitable work

Soap Aid initiative praised in the UK Parliament as we reach over 2 million donations.


Soapworks acquired by Daabon Group – a pioneering leader in sustainable & organic ingredient production.

Daabon Group logo on a white background
Selection of different coloured soaps laid out flat on a neutral background

UK bar soap sales soar: up 4% to £68.6m* – illustrating increased demand from ethical consumers.

* Kantar


Launch new range of bar shampoo & facial cleansing bars tapping into increased consumer demand for sustainable personal care.

Female washing hair in shower using shampoo bar
Palm oil tree field with blue sky in the background

Soapworks achieves an EcoVadis ‘Gold Award’ for sustainability, placing us in the top 5% of companies rated in our sector.


As part of our continuous improvement plan, we invest in two new soap presses.

Factory machinery used for producing soaps
Nurse holding Soap Aid bars donated for hospital staff

500,000 Soap Aid bars donated to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.


Today Soapworks is a truly international business, proud to supply over 50 global brand partners.

Map of the world on a wood effect background


Soapworks Ltd
Coltness Street, Queenslie Park
Glasgow G33 4JD
United Kingdom

Tel. 0141 774 2282

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