The Handmade Soap Company is a family-run Irish business that makes skincare and home fragrances by hand in Co. Meath. Their company is passionate about making a difference and lifting the “Bar”. Here at GKinetic, we admire any company that is doing its part to protect the environment. The Handmade Soap Company is going above and beyond to ensure its products are natural, vegan, and 100% made from recyclable materials.

The Handmade Soap Company puts a focus on well-being and self-care. They go to great lengths to ensure that their raw ingredients, packaging, and processes are as kind to the environment as they are to their customer’s skin.

As a small team ourselves we appreciate the pros to being lean and agile. A passionate and efficient team is all it takes to make a difference in the world. We had the pleasure of sitting down with founder Donagh Quigley to find out more about their companies sustainability beliefs:

You’ve achieved a lot of milestones and successes since you first started out in 2010 Is there any key event or turning point that stands out in your memory?


Our story began with myself and my wife Gemma creating soaps by hand in our kitchen. As our business grew, nature always remained my grounding force. After all, our native flora and fauna provide the beautiful scents for our home and body products. We quite literally would not be able to make our products without natural ingredients.“As our community flourished, I never lost sight of my commitment to protecting our earth. Receiving the B-Corp accreditation was one of my proudest moments in our business journey. B Corp is one of the most demanding certifications and evaluates a brand’s social and environmental impact, with over 300 questions about governance, workers, communities and impact on the environment. B Corp is a global movement of people using business as a force for good, and we are extremely happy to now be a part of that change.

What is your favourite thing about being an Irish sustainable company?


Being an Irish sustainable company shows that we are committed to supporting the local community and economy by creating jobs while also prioritising the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. This creates a sense of pride and purpose for us and for our customers who value sustainable and ethical practices.

The Handmade Soap Company’s range of products that not only are natural for your skin but also don’t cost the earth which is truly a breath of fresh air in today’s climate of the harmful beauty industry.