To produce the finest quality natural products while also incorporating our joint values of social responsibility, environmental sustainability and holistic wellbeing.
Our company’s history starts in Caifornia. Our Director, Monica Norley, worked for several years managing worker-owned cooperatives in Guatemala and the San Francisco Bay Area. In search of a creative outlet, she began making and selling natural soaps and body care products along with partner, Rebecca Strong. Seeing first hand how vital and positive a role fair trade can play in people's lives, the two women decided that adopting a fair trade ethic was the only way the they wanted to operate the business. After moving to the UK, Visionary Soap Company was officially formed in May 2005. Here we are...
We not only produce all of our handmade products but we are also involved in every aspect of the business. We always put our vision for the business at the forefront of our decision making, whether that means purchasing the finest natural ingredients at fair trade prices, choosing environmentally-friendly packaging, or donating a percentage of proceeds to a worthy cause.
Visionary prides itself on the fact that the products we make are helping people to live healthier lives. Great natural products have been around for centuries but within recent years people around the world have been waking up to the fact that daily contact with harsh chemicals can have serious affects on our bodies. There is a growing awareness surrounding the importance of protecting our environment and promoting sustainability as well. It may seem like a simple bar of soap to many, but lots of thought and concern goes into every one of ours!
We currently produce 15 different varieties of natural soap. We have also developed our own line of whipped body butters and luxurious bath melts. We will soon be branching out into lip balms and body oils. We will keep you abreast of our progress....
The best thing about our products is that you know exactly what goes into them. We always disclose every ingredient on our packaging and wouldn’t be interested in operating any other way. Our products never contain synthetic dyes or fragrances, parabens, petroleum-based ingredients nor animal products. All of our products, in fact, are 100% vegan. We incorporate organic ingredients wherever possible and envision a day when all of our products will be completely organic. We also source over 80% of our ingredients from fair trade suppliers. Our coconut oil, cocoa butter and shea butter come from women's cooperatives in Ghana. Our olive oil comes from cooperatives in Palestine. And our handmade gift boxes come from cooperatives in Zimbabwe and Nepal. Our fair trade ethics are the cornerstone of our business. It is this element which inspires us the most!
We use packaging that is both minimal and recyclable. We will soon be making a change to printing all of our promotional materials and product labels on a type of paper made from a combination of recycled paper and banana leaf fibres as well as one made from hemp.