Hand In Hand
Hand in Hand was formed in 2011 by two social entrepreneurs who believe that business can do so much more than just make money. Understanding the difficulty that most non-profits face trying to obtain funding, married couple Courtney and Bill set out to start a business based on sustainable giving. By directly tying charitable donations to the sale of an everyday product, Hand in Hand is able to give soap and clean water to those in need and save lives without depending on a single donation. For every purchase, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and provides a month of clean water to children in need or provides essential small business loans, which empower entrepreneurs in developing countries to create jobs & strengthen their communities.
While the primary mission of Hand in Hand is saving lives, they immediately realised the environmental responsibility that goes along with creating and selling bath and body products. "To have a product that is truly eco-friendly, means more than just having natural ingredients. We have found that many natural products use ingredients that ultimately come from intentionally cleared rainforests, which was something that we wanted no part in. Every ingredient in our products is not only natural, but it is harvested and grown in an environmentally friendly way."