Touch Nature was originally set up in Nepal in 2001, employing primarily single mothers as well as providing a crèche and childcare facility for their children. However, due to the political situation in Nepal and some unavoidable circumstances, we relocated to Kolkata, India.
With Kolkata housing one of Asia’s largest red light districts, we decided that our skills and experiences could best be put to use by helping the struggling women in Kolkata. Hence, in 2012, Touch Nature India was born.
Josephine Tan, the founder of Touch Nature, first fell in love with handmade soaps back in the year 2000. At that time, she had no idea about handmade soaps and was helping a group of single mothers who were in need of jobs with a sewing project. The group of ladies sewed handicraft items and Josephine helped them to sell, in order that they are able to earn enough money for supporting their children.
Josephine was not keen at all when a man name Joe came to visit their workshop from the States and immediately suggested that she should try to make handmade soaps. However, he told her that his wife was running a handmade soap company called Jojo Blessing and that perhaps after learning to make soaps, she would be able to provide more jobs for the needy single mothers.
Unable to continue sewing because of its eye straining and time consuming labor, Josephine decided to give soap making a try and was surprised when it turned out to be more successful than sewing. The process of making soaps enabled her to employ and help more single mothers. Higher employment meant higher number of lives saved, and that was exactly what Josephine did.
Today, Touch Nature company not only provides employment to struggling women, but also brings "Light Into The Darkness" through their candles and love. natural soap about touch nature font.
Touch Nature Values
Touch Nature is a social enterprise that specialises in producing a diverse range of natural beauty and aromatherapy products, lovingly handmade by women who have committed themselves to leaving the flesh trade and starting afresh.
We train and equip our staff with the necessary skills to produce quality soap and aromatherapy products of natural goodness that is beneficial to both your well being and the environment, and staff members also have the opportunity to receive training for managerial and administrative positions.
We strongly believe that all of us should answer the call to help the poor by teaching them to fish rather than simply giving them the fish. It ensures a sustainable future and allows them to provide for themselves with dignity and purpose.
Our aim is to reach out to females who because of their poverty, became victims of immoral acts that plies them from Nepal to India. We hope to continue to bring hope, healing and light into the hearts and souls of each person that Touch Nature has salvaged and created employment for.
We strongly believe in dignity in labour, and we equip our staff with the necessary skills to ensure sustainability. We ensure good working conditions, the payment of respectable wages, and our products stay free from chemicals and synthetics that are potentially harmful to the environment. We also place emphasis on inner-healing and the overall well-being of our staff as we journey with them through the difficult stages of recovery.
Touch Nature History