Dates for your Diary

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Hey, here are some dates for your diary!

Red Kite Craft Market

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.

Hope to see you there!

Eco Wrap

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!

Recyclable, plastic-free, environmentally friendly.

March News

Cotton Face Scrubbies

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!

Why Handmade is Better

Why Handmade

  • A lot of care has gone into making the product
  • Will tend to be made in smaller batches, therefore a fresher product
  • No faceless mass production
  • You’re buying a quality product
  • You’re buying the real thing, not a copy
  • More likely to get a unique product (e.g. no two products or batches will be exactly the same)
  • Doesn’t feed into the wasteful throw-away culture of today
  • Supports local crafters
  • Buy purchasing handmade, you’re keeping craft skills alive

 

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