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What’s there to love about The Soap Farm?
Everything !
Because now, you can satisfy your sweet tooth minus the calories with our unique range of yummy artisan soaps, handcrafted with all-natural ingredients for your bath time pleasure. Enthrall your little ones with a handful of gummy bear soaps, or gift friends and family with yummy-scented pieces made to look like their favorite confections.

What on Earth are We here for?
The creative team behind this delightful brand isn’t only passionate about creating the perfect bath time experience; we are also passionate about entrepreneurship, skills training  and  glorifying God by blessing others.

As you read this, The Soap Farm continues to provide livelihood programs for urban poor women by teaching them basic soap making and entrepreneurial skills.

The Soap Farm Philippines is a brand name under the company Zeep Marketing and Distributions. We are a fresh and invigorating family run business based in Lucena  City, Quezon Province, Philippines and we are dedicated  bringing you  a unique range of handcrafted bath & body care products made from all natural ingredients.

Grace says:

My grandmother  was always a great inspiration to me as I was growing up.  Even a simple baking lesson from her would be turned into a wonderful creative adventure!  In 2005,  when I went full time into soap making  I found out that my grandmother used to make soaps using ash during the World War.  In our frequent summer vacations in Perez , Quezon, she also taught me about herbs, what they could be used for, the benefits and healing properties, which even included onion skins, orange peels, and heated calamansi . My grandmother would sew pajamas for us her grandkids and make beautiful embroidered designs on pillow cases. Those are one of my “happy thoughts” I just love that era, when life was a slower pace, and strangers would smile and say hello in passing, and when products were handmade with a lot of love and quality . This is my inspiration for The Soap Farm, to bring that era into your homes with a modern twist.
More recently we are becoming increasingly interested in Fair Trade products and providing livelihood for the Urban poor women in our community through skills development.

What skills? We teach them soap making and basic costing.  Some become our soap makers on call, while others continue to make soap making an entrepreneurial venture and their source of livelihood to support themselves and their families.

Grace says more:

Why women? Because “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”**1 and  “Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population…unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty.”  ***2
” When women are empowered and educated, they educate their children and keep them out of a life of poverty. If they can support themselves they won’t have to sell their children into bondage to put food on the table. If a woman receives an education then she has the potential to transform her community. “***3
We hope to take this advocacy further by introducing entrepreneurship in our countryside with the staunch belief that entrepreneurship can break the cycle of poverty in my community and our country.
Therefore it gives us great pleasure to introduce our wide range, of unique and wonderful hand crafted  products which uniquely represent the  wonderful culture of Quezon and the Philippines.
We’re out to prove that indeed, Bath Time is more FUN in the Philippines.

Our Mission
-To create beautiful artisan soaps that are of the highest standards in quality and design.
-To provide training and employment for women in the urban poor communities of Quezon Province.

Our Vision
-To inspire people with our story.
-To empower women.
-To help break the cycle of poverty through skills development, knowledge management,  and entrepreneurship.
-To make Lucena city and Quezon province the destination for Artisan Soaps in the Philippines. In short, Make Quezon the SOAP CAPITAL of the Philippines

References:
1. Mao Tse Tung,
2. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (N. Kristoff & S.WuDunn)
3. voices.com

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