We have been looking into how to keep our staff and customers safe once our shops do reopen in the future. That's when we came across ‘hande’ which we think, is providing hand sanitiser in the right way!
hande is manufacturing hand sanitiser to tackle the on-going pandemic; they donate sanitiser to the most vulnerable including care-homes and food banks and return a third of any profits to charities at the heart of their community.
hande is providing living-wage jobs to folks in the local community that have been financially affected by the crisis, including hospitality workers and the self-employed.
Ben Taylor, co-founder of hande, said: “The nationwide shortage of alcohol-based hand sanitiser is deeply troubling, particularly for vulnerable groups. We created hande in collaboration with our friends at IYA in order to add much-needed supply to the market, as well as create new jobs, and help organisations in need of funding. We will be donating around a third of all production to groups in need of alcohol-based hand sanitiser, with an initial focus on local care homes. "
hande want to minimise their impact on the planet as much as possible, therefore their hand sanitiser is 95% organic and supplied in re-usable glass bottles.
“The sustainability of the new company is important to us, and hande’s refillable glass bottles are intended to reduce the plastic waste generated by existing hand santiser brands. We have also worked hard to ensure every ingredient is fully organic. We will continue to ramp up production as demand increases, as well as launch new products in line with our sustainable ethos.” - Ben Taylor
They are planning to launch further products in the coming months to build a secure and happy workforce that supports the local community.