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Over 100 volunteers took part in the soap-making and packaging sessions.

In May, Swire volunteers took part in a soap-making workshop and packaging session at St. James' Settlement's (SJS) upcycling centre. Their goal was to make and package 800 bars of soap using "recycled" Chinese New Year kumquats collected at Swire Properties' managed buildings around Hong Kong.

The all-natural, handcrafted Swire soap.
The all-natural, handcrafted Swire Soap.

Great team spirit ensured all the soaps were nicely packed within a morning session.
Great team spirit ensured all the soaps were nicely packed within a morning session.


The all-natural, handcrafted soap was donated to underprivileged families supported by the SJS's People's Food Bank, which helps people in need with temporary free food assistance. A special charity sale for Swire staff was also held, raising a further HK$8,360 to support this meaningful initiative. Since 2011, Swire group volunteers have helped to produce "Swire Jam" from Chinese New Year kumquats in collaboration with SJS. This is the first year they have turned their attention to making Swire Soap and the initiative has been well received by the community.

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