Mr Cairns today visited The Good Wash Company, a Barry-based social enterprise that produces luxury toiletries and home accessories
- The Goodwash Company uses its business model and profits to improve lives in local communities
- The Good Wash Company is part of ‘eBay for Change’, which works with social enterprises to help them grow their online sales
Alun Cairns, Member of Parliament for the Vale of Glamorgan, today visited The Good Wash Company - a Barry-based social enterprise that produces luxury toiletries and home accessories. The business is working with eBay as part of the ‘eBay for Change’ initiative, providing social enterprises with support and training.
The Good Wash Company manufacturers and sells a range of hair and body products such as lotions, conditioners and shampoo, all sourced from natural ingredients, along with home and travel accessories.
Cairns praised the business’ commitment to directing 100% of its profits to its foundation, which funds projects to improve the lives of people and animals across Wales, including those suffering from poverty or social exclusion. While touring the shop, he was able to try several of the store’s luxury vegan products. The MP also helped to serve customers, both in person and by packaging products for delivery that had been sold through the company’s eBay listings.
eBay for Change is focused on empowering some of the UK’s leading social enterprises to make the most of e-commerce opportunities and reach the marketplaces’s 29 million buyers.
Cairns heard how the programme has given The Good Wash Company access to additional support. This includes zero-fee listings, one-to-one digital skills training, and marketing advice. Online sales have enabled the business to increase its annual turnover helping to grow its positive social impact.
Alun Cairns MP said:
“It is great to be able to visit a thriving local business that is investing in our community and many others across Wales. I very much welcome eBay for Change’s support for social enterprises, and I am proud that The Good Wash Company are based here in Barry Island.”
Mandy Powell, Co-Founder of The Good Wash Company, said:
“We were delighted to host our Member of Parliament, Alun Cairns, at our shop today. We are proud of our business, which supports people and animals across Wales. eBay’s platform has become a central tool for our business. During the pandemic, it allowed us to connect with a number of new customers and continue to make real and lasting improvements to lives of individuals in Barry and across Wales.”
Chris Gale, Head of Social Impact, eBay UK, said:
“We want to thank Alun Cairns’ for his support for our eBay for Change initiative. It is wonderful to come to Barry and see the the Good Wash Company’s fantastic work first hand and hear how they are driving investment in local communities, benefitting thousands of people. We look forward to continuing to work with The Good Wash Company and other leading social enterprises to help them support action.”