Q; Who are you?
ProudMarySoaps is a family run business. We are a husband and wife team. I make the goods and hubby helps with the business side.
Q: Where are you based?
We are based in Hampshire surrounded by lots of beautiful countryside
Q: Tell us about what you do?
We make zero waste, zero plastic, shampoo, body, shaving and face bars.
Q: Why have you decided to do it?
I have suffered with sensitive skin all my life. This includes shampoo and body products. I also have a passion for ecology and was tired of all the plastic packaging in my bin! I wanted to reduce plastic waste in an easy to do way and still enjoy an excellent quality product.
Q: How did it all begin?
After 15 years of working in the NHS, I was very tired and worn out. I decided to have a few months off and in that time took up the hobby of making soap. Initially it was just for friends and family but people started asking me for them.
Q: What is your vision for the future of our planet?
I would like to see minimum plastic use. Recycling is not enough and in fact, contributes to the problem when no one wants to purchase recycled plastic. There's simply too much! It's killing our oceans, wildlife and environment.
I'd love to see everyone start their own journey to a greener living. Change does not have to be dramatic, painful or inferior. In fact, people who use our shampoo, face and body bars say how much BETTER their skin and hair feels.