“It is a dream come true to see a tiny garage soap making business being given the opportunity to play on the global stage as an international brand.”
- Bev Missing is the founder of South African body and bath product brand RAIN. Back in 1999, Bev saw a gap in the market to start making soap as it was labour intensive and all the lovely soaps at that stage were imported. Bev started the project in her garage hoping to help solve unemployment in her hometown of Ladybrand, and to make a difference in the lives of the poor and jobless. Today, RAIN has over 20 stores across Southern Africa, two unique wellness spas, two stores in Ireland, and three stores in the US. RAIN is the only beauty product company that is fully Fair Trade and Beauty Without Cruelty accredited, meaning the whole company and every ingredient it uses is regulated by the international Fair Trade body, not just some ingredients.