WashBar began when our founder, Jules Smith, was asked to create a bar of soap to help a friend’s dog with skin allergies. When Jules realised what a difference that first bar made for Millie and her owner, she looked into who else she could help. She found loads of products made with nasty chemicals and synthetic fragrances and a lack of genuinely natural products for dogs and horses. The need was huge so WashBar was born.
From that day, the business has grown. We are now found in stores all across NZ as well as a growing global market.
From a single bar of soap, WashBar now has a range of products, all researched and developed in-house and manufactured in state of the art facilities in New Zealand. In addition to our current range, we have several ground-breaking products in development.
As always, nothing ever stays the same, and in 2018 the business officially changed hands to Andy and Lou Knight who, with Jules’s blessing, are charged with taking the company to the next level. There are more exciting times ahead for this small and passionate business!
“The key to it all is keeping it simple but effective – taking ingredients already created by nature and blending them in a way that works best for pets.”
Please meet our core team based in our Whangarei HQ: