This supplier spotlight is with Geoff from Friendly Soap. I have been a very proud stockist of these soaps for over 2 years now and absolutely love using them myself. Their range stretches from hand and body soaps to shampoo bars, conditioner bars and shaving bars! You can see the full range I stock here.
Tell me about yourself and your role at the company? “My name is Geoff Kerouac and I co-own Friendly Soap alongside my business partner Rob Costello.”
What did you do before you started working there? “Both Rob and I worked at Suma Wholefoods, the UK’s a largest Workers Cooperative.”
How many people does the company employ? “We have grown to a twenty strong team, all paid over the UK living wage.”
How far have your products reached? “We now proudly sell world wide.”
What is your favourite product that you make/sell? “I have a hands-on approach to product development at Friendly so I love everything we produce. If I had to choose, it would be our recently launched Cinnamon & Cedarwood Soap Bar. I love the subtle spicy scent it releases when I use it in the shower.”
What is the businesses biggest achievement or impact to date? “I am most proud of being able to offer local, well paid employment whilst creating environmentally sound products.”
Are you developing anything new that you can share with us? “We are all super excited about our soon to be launched plant-based bathroom accessories collection.”