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Bristol's Big Green Week

Bristol's Big Green Week

Bristol’s Big Green Week runs from 11th – 19th June. To show our commitment to sustainability, and support a greener Bristol we’re offering free cycling delivery within the city centre and surrounding areas all week long! If you live within a 5 mile radius of our soap kitchen HQ (located in Windmill Hill) then you’re eligible to get involved.  Simply enter the code ‘BIGGREENWEEK’ at the check out.  There are so many great events going on throughout the week around the city, ensure you get out there and get involved in how we can make small changes which make big differences! Some things to...

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Printing our paper bags: letterpress

Probably one of the most exciting things in our soap adventure so far has been the printing of our recycled paper bags which we use at all the markets we attend. This might not initially sound terribly exciting for everyone, but these aren’t just your ordinary paper bags… Our family have been traditional printers since 1924 when they founded The Mayfield Press. Amy's great grandfather, (Henry senior) printed originally on an Albion printing press, then his son later acquired a Heidelberg Platen in 1952, which Amy's father, Peter, still has. From time to time we fire up the Heidelberg, so when...

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Organic Cotton: Why we support it and how

Here at The Raw Soap Company we believe it is very important to support other ethically minded businesses. It is so important to us to know the origin of everything we work with. We realised that at the heart of any good cleansing routine is a great natural product but also the tools to go with it. As far as we are concerned, the less fuss the better! So, we decided to work with The Organic Textile Company, a small, family business who work alongside organic cotton farmers and weavers. Our 100% organic cotton muslin face cloths are sustainably sourced, ethically...

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How to prolong the life of your natural soap

For an effective way to prolong the life of your soap it is important to keep it in a soap dish that allows the water to drain. If your soap sits in too much excess water after use it can become soft and may be used much quicker than it should. Our soaps don’t contain anything else but raw, natural ingredients. We do not use any nasty additives which are often used in commercial soaps to prolong their life, for example, steric acid and sodium lactate. This just means natural soaps need a little more love, but they will thank...

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