Malton-based natural soap and skincare company, Cosy Cottage Soap has re-started its collaboration with the Croft Community, a residential community for adults with learning difficulties (part of the Camphill Village Trust), to provide community members with work opportunities.
Due to restrictions during the pandemic, the partnership had been put on hold until the eco-company’s founder, Clara Challoner Walker held a series of meetings earlier this year with the management of the Croft to outline how providing work experience would benefit residents.
Cosy Cottage Soap has provided full guidance to community members, as well as the necessary equipment, materials and packaging for use in their own workshop. With full support and encouragement from the Malton store, residents have produced cocoa butter bath melts for sale.
Clara Challoner Walker, Founder of Cosy Cottage Soap, comments: “After having to pause our wonderful partnership because of the pandemic, we are thrilled to be working with team members from the Croft Community. Better still was receiving a first delivery of our popular cocoa butter bath melts expertly hand-made by the team at the Croft Community. We hope to build on the success of the partnership and develop opportunities for residents to help in the store with product displays and other selected tasks in the workshop.”