Each small steps lead us to explore and continue the JooSoap eco-soap journey. Toward a sustainable world.
Completed! On this Helsinki Day 2017 celebration, we upcycled 10 liters of local used cooking oil by co-making with visitors. Some of used cooking oil were collected from Kääntöpöytä kitchen and others were from Finnish #vappumunkki oil. Altogether will turned intoRead more
Testing JooSoap Eco liquid soap on boat washing. We challenged the most difficulty parts like waterline stains and metal. And YES!! It works really well, very effectively. Proofed by the experienced master. @Hernesaari, Helsinki #joosoap #ecosoap #ecoliquidsoap #sustainblecleaning #boatwashingRead more
COVER PAGE!! JooSoap was interviewed by one of Helsinki's regional newspapers Helsingin Uutiset! Great chat with Laura Pohjanpalo and we had lots fun with photographer Johanna Erjonsalo. Thank you!! JooSoap story and also a short eco-soap making video also onRead more
3 day amazing pop-up at #Kauppatori2017 stalls. We collected 45 liters of used cooking oil from market vendors and co-making during our pop-ups. People could also tryout JooSoap Eco-Soap products for FREE! https://www.facebook.com/events/536515529866907/Read more
Ying-Ju Lin from JooSoap Studio was interviewed by Yle at Espoo Mini Maker Faire on 18.10.2015. See what is up to date with JooSoap's plan. And thanks the JooSoap TEAM! Video: http://areena.yle.fi/1-3103929 #JooSoap #EcoSoap #EspooMiniMakerFaire #Workshop #Interview #Yle
A honored and inspired visiting to eco-soap making pioneer when Ying-Ju transfer her flight in Tokyo, Japan. The Eco-soap knowledge she learned and collaborate with Taiwan Maple Community is originally learned from these masters back in 1995. NPORead more
Siivouspäivä, cleaning day is a big day for friends of secondhand and urban culture in Helsinki. On 22nd May, Siivouspäivä etkot(pre-party) event, we had 2 workshops with altogether 17 people participated hands-on making and other more people joinedRead more
1.2-3.2.2013 Very Wise Birthday of Castle Cieszyn! It's my pleasure to be invited to give a presentation and workshop in Zamek Cieszyn. 2 Eco-soap making Workshops on 2.2(Sat.) 11:00-12:00, 17:00-18:00 I heard the workshops are almost fully booked, We will have fun! http://www.zamekcieszyn.pl/pl/artykul/8-bardzo-madre-urodziny-zamku-475Read more
JooSoap is selected as a good example of ecology and environmental protection in the exhibition “Gramy w zielone. Odpowiedzialne projektowanie” (We play in green. Responsible design) at Zamek Cieszyn in Poland - a regional design center on the Polish-Czech border. http://www.zamekcieszyn.pl/pl/artykul/gramy-wi-zielone--odpowiedzialne-projektowanie-400Read more
Is it possible to conduct the eco-soap making without someone teaching face-to-face? Experiment of self-service eco-soap making, by utilizing all material and instruction on the table. Andy, the coach from Design Factory tried his first time! Easy!Read more
We are now mostly gathering used cooking oil from Täffä restaurant on TKK campus, also some from friends' kitchen. Restaurant manager Mats and his colleagues are very exciting and supporting this project. When we have more soap/liquid soap ready, weRead more
The Initiation of JooSoap
During Aalto Eco-campus project in the Creative Sustainability master’s program course at Aalto University, Ying-Ju first time mentioned this eco-soap knowledge in the class. Since no one in the class heard this before but wanna see how it works, Ying-Ju decide to have a tryout of making some eco-soaps from campus resources.
“JooSoap” was initiated in another Creative Sustainability master’s program courses: “How to Change the World” at Aalto University. Inspired by Ying-Ju’s story about the impactful community eco-soap making movement happening in her home town, the students was keen to apply this idea to Finland. All together, Ying-Ju Lin, Otto Pekande and Kartriina Talja started to operate JooSoap workshops in Design Factory and received positive feedback from participants. With support from Taiwan Maple community’s 16- year experience. The operation of JooSoap was recreated, redesigned in order to adapt for Finnish context for sharing this eco-soap knowledge.
The souvenir order from 2011 Nordic Climate Festival was the official kick off for JooSoap studio. During the event, there were two workshops held and 120 eco-soaps produced as a gift for the forum participants. This successful experience established the studio’s foundation and encouraged JooSoap’s journey in Finland…