CO-FOUNDERS JO JONES & SALI HUGHES
WE ARE IMPATIENT ACTIVISTS WHO ARE RESTLESS AND OPTIMISTIC FOR CHANGE
IN OUR LIFETIME HYGIENE POVERTY WILL BE SOLVED AND EVERYTHING WE DO IS ABOUT MAKING THIS HAPPEN.
In February 2018, friends Sali and Jo started a social movement powered by the belief that being clean is a human right. It is also fundamental to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Appalled by the term 'hygiene poverty they decided to take action leveraging their connections in the Beauty Industry. The model is simple - take from the haves and re-distribute to the have nots.
Beauty Banks remains today, as it began in February 2018 - grassroots and handmade. No office, a team of staff, a warehouse, overheads - and neither Jo or Sali draw a salary from Beauty Banks or charge expenses to it. The focus is resolutely on leveraging the kindness and generosity of likeminded people to help reach as many people in the UK who need support.
If you are one of us, join us :)
LAUREN OAKEY - THE UNSUNG HERO OF BEAUTY BANKS
This is Lauren Oakey, our one and only permanent team member. Lauren runs the day to day operations and logistics for Beauty Banks and makes sure your donations get to where they are needed most. She basically makes everything work :) and we couldn't exist without her.
Lauren is a trained and excellent make-up artist by trade and so understands first-hand the empowering, confidence and self-esteem boosting power of self care.
You're our hero Lauren.
We were furious and frustrated when we learned about hygiene poverty, so we decided to do something about it. Both Sali and I work in the beauty industry and know there is a lot of waste and, most importantly, a tremendous amount of generosity and kindness. So we leverage our connections, influence and skills - me as the PR person and Sali as the journalist and influencer - to power Beauty Banks. We work with incredible brands from high street to high end from legacy brands to indie brands to support those in the UK who can't afford to be clean.
JO JONES, CO-FOUNDER