I know Summer has only just begun, but last weekend we took part in our 4th market of the busy summer festival season. We were at the amazing Croxley Revels in Watford, which saw thousands of people descend on the Green for an afternoon of fun, food, performances, and a fantastic array of stalls (including ours!). The weather was stunning and it was great that were able to continue to showcase our new Island Balm, which is proving very popular. We have also been having lots of conversations about being environmentally friendly and the fact that we have pretty much eliminated single-use plastics from our products. It hasn’t been easy when it comes to packaging glycerine soaps that attract moisture, but it’s definitely worth it!
Another busy event for us was Denham Village Fayre on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Lots of people there from far and wide to enjoy the quaint South Buckinghamshire village (think Midsomer Murders) and all the amazing stalls lining the thoroughfare. It was our second year there, and it was even better than before.
New to our list this year is the Red Kite Craft Market, which runs alongside the Farmers’ Market in Little Chalfont, South Bucks on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. We are hoping to make this our ‘regular’ market, so that we have some continuity and the locals can get to know us. It has been a little quiet so far (May & June), not helped by terrible weather, but we hope it will pick up again (come along!). Because of holidays and other commitments, we won’t be there again until October (possibly September, but we’ll keep you posted).
Well now that that is done, we’re on to booking our Christmas markets, would you believe?!
This will be our first time at the Red Kite Craft Market, which is held in association with Little Chalfont’s monthly farmer’s market. That’s right – handmade crafts and local farm produce! We are hoping we can make this our regular market…
Denham Village Fayre
We had a stall here last May and it was HEAVING with visitors. Great atmosphere and a lovely quaint village setting! You can come by bus (331) or bring your car – but you won’t be able to park in the village itself.
Great news! After searching for a while, we’ve finally been able to find a suitable way of wrapping our soaps without using plastic!
We’re really conscious of the environment and use glass bottles and aluminium jars for our oils, balms and butters, and as much as we can, we reuse any boxes and envelopes we receive for posting products out.
Our soaps are glycerin-based, which means they attract moisture,which is fabulous for the skin, but when out in the open, the soaps need to be wrapped for stall display, storage at The Soap Cabin HQ and for transport to stop them ‘sweating’. We were also concerned that customers should be able to see the soaps on display, as we make them in different colours.
Greaseproof paper was no good because no tape or label would stick to it, but recently we found this amazing eco-friendly recycled paper wrap!
Spring is almost with us and here at The Soap Cabin we have been looking at what events we can take part in this year. Great news – we’re going to be at Denham Village Fayre again on the end of May Bank Holiday Monday! It was sunny and very, very busy last year, so we are hoping for similar conditions this time around. I’ll also be attending a 4 day workshop, starting this weekend, learning everything there is to know (in more detail) about essential oils, which we use in our products and I’m extremely passionate about!
I recently bought a wool hat and scarf set, hand knitted by a crafter in Manchester because I’ve become more and more conscious of where (and how) my clothing and other products are made, and I wanted something unique.
Because I was her first ever customer, she sent me a free gift – a set of handmade 100% cotton face scrubbies! You basically use them to wash your face or remove makeup. The beauty of them is that they’re washable, so you can rinse, dry and use again! In terms of makeup removal, they’re so much better for the environment than using disposable face wipes.
So, I got in touch with the crafter to explain a bit about The Soap Cabin and place an order for some more. We’re very excited to say that we’ll have these handmade British products on our stall and on our online shop to purchase!
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