LoveWell’s mantra is ‘Working for wellbeing’ and our vision is to create a world where women have the choice to move on from a reliance on sex work for their income and create a new future for themselves.
Our mission is to be a transformative employer, offering pathways out of sex work for women to move confidently into other forms of employment, in full recognition of their skills, abilities and self-worth.
“Confidence is such a huge barrier to other paths. When I first came to LoveWell and saw all the beautiful products I thought ‘there’s no way I could make those.’ Look at me now! I am building the confidence I need for a better future.”
What we offer
LoveWell runs 6-month ‘Live and Work Well’ training programmes for up to 10 women, twice a year. These 2-day a week, paid placements are the tool by which we support women to then re-enter employment after their time training with us.
On our programme, trainees learn about all aspects of the business – from production line processes, through to the development of new products and formulations. They get a taste of what it takes to run a small business behind the scenes, such as customer service, order fulfilment through our online systems, and social media marketing, including photography. Many of the photos you will see on our social media channels have been taken by our trainees.
Each training programme is followed by a 6–12-week work placement with one of our partner companies, which further enhance the support and opportunities for the trainees. Following the training programme, each trainee is also supported by a mentor for at least 6 months, to offer that extra safety net of support and longevity to their experience with LoveWell.
'LoveWell is a really safe, supportive environment, an opportunity to learn and manufacture beautiful natural candles and skincare products. It is a place to learn positive life skills to support you on your journey. If anyone is thinking of applying, I would say go for it!'
- To be a supportive, transformative employer
- To support women to build upon their skills and abilities in the workplace
- To provide an opportunity for women to enter the job market free from prejudice and negative perceptions.
- To build a community of confident, resilient women who will move into economic independence.
- To be an organisation which is recognised in the beauty industry as a brand of expertly-crafted, inclusive, high-end, natural skincare products.