At 700 Rivers, we believe in an ethical and transparent supply chain. Our soaps are made in an amazing country by even more amazing women! Read below to find out who makes our soaps and our packaging!
Made in an amazing country by even more amazing women.
Who Makes Our Soaps?
Our soaps are made in Mymensingh, Bangladesh by artisans that have escaped human trafficking. 700 Rivers works to help employ 28 artisans with fair, living wages and a safe working environment. In addition to job training and fair employment, our artisans also have access to mental health counseling to help them on their journey of healing as they move forward from a traumatic past.
700 Rivers’ artisans are incredibly strong and amazing women that have overcome many obstacles in life. Our artisans are inspiring to us all, but most importantly, they are an inspiration to each other. Since each of these women come from a similar background of escaping human trafficking, they provide mutual support and understanding to one another. Once our newly hired artisans have the chance to meet and work with other women within the organization that have overcome the trauma of their past, it gives each new artisan hope that they can overcome their past as well.
Who Makes Our Packaging?
Our packaging is handmade by the women of Shuktara Handmade Paper Project in Feni, Bangladesh which employs 32 artisans. This was the first handmade paper project in Bangladesh and started in 1989. As the use of paper has declined in recent years, 700 Rivers has partnered with these women to ensure they can continue to work. 700 Rivers’ soap boxes are handmade from jute, a vegetable fiber commonly grown in Bangladesh. The jute is converted into pulp and then into sheets of paper which are cut and folded into the soap boxes. Since the soap boxes are made from vegetable fiber, they are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable.
From our artisans' hands to yours, we strive to make our supply chain as simple and good for our planet as possible.