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 Rodick to bring employment opportunities to the local community of Easterhouse.
Develop our first ever range of translucent soaps.
Gift Assembly line installed, allowing us to pack innovative, speciality gifts.
Launch a liquid filling production line for essential oils & home fragrance.
Start supplying major UK High Street retailers alongside the Body Shop.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
UK bar soap sales soar: up 4% to £68.6m* – illustrating increased demand from ethical consumers.
Launch new range of bar shampoo & facial cleansing bars tapping into increased consumer demand for sustainable personal care.
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.
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.
Coltness Street, Queenslie Park
Glasgow G33 4JD
Tel. 0141 774 2282