Unilever founder William Hesketh Lever launched the Sunlight Soap brand in the UK in 1883. At the time, Victorian England was plagued by poverty and ill health, and he wanted to revolutionise hygiene, bringing it within the reach of ordinary people.

Sunlight has been making hygiene and cleanliness affordable around the world since the 1880s.

Formulated with fresh lemon extracts to cut through grime and grease, Sunlight harnessed the power of natural ingredients.

More than 140 years later, Sunlight is now found around the world and is used for cleaning dishes. The power of lemons has been the secret to Sunlight’s degreasing power for decades and lemons are still key in our formula. We also use other natural extracts, such as lime, vinegar, green tea, aloe vera and cucumber.

Sunlight is now available across four continents, sold as Vim, Quix and Svelto. It also lent its name to Unilever’s Port Sunlight research and development site, created by William Hesketh Lever in 1888.

Every Sunlight Supports Women Entrepreneurs

We say that housework should not get in the way of a woman achieving her dreams. Every time you get your pots, pans and plates shining with a drop of Sunlight, you are helping 5 million Indonesian women discover their limitless potential and achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by 2022.

Helping thousands of women who dream big in business

A woman’s place is in the kitchen? Ha! Get with the times! A women’s place is out in the world making their dreams a reality. To inspire female entrepreneurs in Indonesia, we ran a series of workshops showing how those in attendance could transform their passions for fashion, crafts and food into real business opportunities. For those who couldn’t attend classes in person, we created a series of online entrepreneurial videos that have reached over 55,000 viewers!

Together, we can keep smashing barriers and inspiring women

Little by little, we are working hard to inspire and empower female entrepreneurs across Indonesia. And with your help, we can keep shining a light on these pioneering women entrepreneurs to help make society a stronger, more inclusive place.

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