So...Soap! is created by Bella Ip who has become a soap-maker since 2008. Below is a short story about Bella and her inspiration behind creating So...Soap!
I have become a soap-maker since 2008. When I was trying to look for an Organic Work* that fit the following criteria, I couldn't find any.
Being a mother, I wanted to work near home with flexible working hours.
Being an idealist, I would not compromise on any unethical commercial activities.
Being an environmentalist, I wanted to help ease the burden of Mother Earth.
Basically, that left me with no other options but to start my own business.
So, I started my soap-making business with an initial capital of $200,000 which I loaned from bank.
30 months later, I was able to pay off my bank loan and am still surviving today. This proves that we can survive in Hong Kong making soap alone. I want to share this experience, knowledge and skills with more people, especially women. By becoming a soap-maker, they can spend more time at home taking care of their family, especially their children. After all, I believe social problems arise because people care less and less about each other as love between them seems to be fading.
The So...Soap! concept was first conceived in early 2008 after almost 3 years of "pregnancy". It was finally born! But this project could not be brought to life today without the assistance of many. They are loving individuals who have faith in this concept and have devoted their time, knowledge, skills and energy to make this happen.
Last but not least, thank you to all the consumers who have kept me going all these years. Without your support, I would not have survived!
Thank YOU all!