700 Rivers creates all-natural soaps that are handcrafted by Bangladeshi artisans that have escaped human trafficking. We work with our artisans to provide them with training to hand make 700 Rivers' soaps, employ them with fair, living wages, and provide a safe environment with dignified work.
700 Rivers soaps help provide a fresh start to your day while providing a fresh start to women's lives around the world.
Our soaps are all made with a coconut oil base that is an excellent moisturizer and are scented with natural ingredients.
Staying true to our mission of being fair-trade and eco-friendly, 700 Rivers' soaps are also packaged in 100% biodegradable packaging.
700 Rivers All-Natural Soaps
At the moment we are not offering returns on products. We are just getting started so please bear with us as we amp up. We appreciate you being on this journey with us.
Meet the Founder, Cathy
Why did you start this business?
My name is Cathy and I am the founder and CEO of 700 Rivers. My family is originally from Bangladesh, a land of incredible poverty, and immigrated to America right before I was born. Growing up in the USA, my sisters and I all got a great education and successful careers. This is significant to our family because in Bangladesh, women are not considered equal and their educations and careers are not prioritized as they are for men. I have always known how fortunate I am for being able to grow up in a land of equal opportunity but I thought about the women in Bangladesh (and all over the world) that do not have the means to uproot their lives to a country of opportunity and what options that leaves them to consider. In Bangladesh, thousands of women are stuck in human trafficking and remain stuck because they do not have an education or job skills to fall back on to support themselves. 700 Rivers works with women that have escaped human trafficking and helps train them to learn how to make all-natural soaps. We offer our artisans a fresh start in life and employ them with fair, living wages, a safe work environment, and dignified work.
What impact do you hope to have?
I hope to help women living in impoverished countries where they are not considered equal, to gain an opportunity for a fair and safe job to be able to support themselves and their families.
What is a book or movie or article or experience that shaped your view of the world?
The True Cost documentary helped me think about the lives of the people behind the products I purchase. I want to make sure the products I use and purchase are coming from companies that treat their workers ethically and pay them fair, living wages. I would highly recommend people watch The True Cost which can be found on Netflix.
What was the best advice given to you in your life?
"Go out into the world and do well. But most importantly, go out into the world and do good."