Toiletries Amnesty: 1% for Hygiene Poverty

by | Dec 8, 2021

Toiletries Amnesty was created in 2014 to help tackle hygiene poverty in the UK.

Their mission is to alleviate hygiene poverty while reducing waste by connecting donors to the places and people that need these products the most. It’s not just about supporting local communities and forming more understanding relationships in society – it’s about demonstrating that a small act can have a huge and positive effect on us all, as well as helping decrease our environmental impact.


In 2021 Toiletries Amnesty launched their ground-breaking campaign ‘1% for Hygiene Poverty’, asking corporations and companies of all sizes to donate 1% of their profits to the cause. This enables them to not only get toiletries and hygiene products to people who need them, but also supports their work with international organisations to dynamically change the way hygiene is supported globally.


Toiletries Amnesty hope to expand their reach and support even further, but as volunteers and as a not-for-profit they need the support of ethical, environmentally-conscious and community-minded brands to achieve this.


This year alone (2021) they have already provided access to toiletries to over 1.2 million people living in hygiene poverty, but with the support and help of others they can make a much larger impact on poverty and the environment.


This is especially important during the winter months, where those in poverty often have to choose between heating their homes, eating, and buying hygiene essentials. Often, forgoing toiletries is the first thing to do to try to make ends meet.


“We believe it shouldn’t be difficult for brands to do something good for the environment and for society. We work with companies all over the world, creating positive and practical solutions for the problems they have around waste and sustainability, whilst connecting them with communities and consumers who want to see a change for good.”

 – Karen Harvey, Toiletries Amnesty founder


How can you get involved?


There are lots of ways you can support the Toiletries Amnesty, big and small. It all makes a difference, and as a small organisation making a big impact.

  • Donate toiletries
  • Help fund the Toiletries Amnesty
  • Fundraise
  • Volunteer
  • Corporate sponsorship


Click here to find out more about Toiletries Amnesty.

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