Source: @soapsoco
Source: @soapsoco

CULTURE

Behind the Brands of The Edit: Soap So Co.

This summer, we’ve opened our doors of ‘the edit’, in the vibrant beachtown of Port Dalhousie. Our chic general store features a collection of Canadian brands, and here we take you behind the scenes to learn about the founders and their stories. Our pop-up, located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street), is open Thursday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet Ian and Keiron; Co-Founders of Soap So Co.

Website: www.soapsoco.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/soapsoco

Who is Soap So Co?

Soap So Co. is making a new kind of soap. We’re making artistically designed, handcrafted soaps that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. But most importantly we’re making soaps that are fun, without sacrificing quality. The beautiful hand-crafted designs are colourful, textured and evocative, and the scents are delightful yet not overpowering.

“Artistic” soaps are often intended to be decorative rather than a usable product. Soap So Co. creates completely unique, artisanal soaps that not only look like decorative pieces but are quality soaps as well. Our visual design and fragrance pallets range from muted and calming to absolutely wild and adventurous.

Tell us the story behind your brand:

We were chilling out at home, through boredom we were browsing through the internet and came across a soap making video tutorial, and thought that it looked really fun. So we decided to order a basic melt and pour starter kit and started making soap to get through our boredom. The more immersed we became in achieving certain designs and techniques, we had learned that the melt and pour process was restricting the possibilities of designs. That’s when we discovered cold process soap!

After learning the new cold process technique, soap making was slowly turning into an expensive hobby and we needed to do something with the thousands of bars we had accumulated. The inception of Soap So Co. happened. There was a new farmer’s market opening in town in the summer and we were accepted as a vendor. Months went by as it was being built so we started making more bars in preparation for the grand opening. By the second weekend of the market being open we completely sold out!

Source: @soapsoco

Source: @soapsoco

What are your favourite places to visit and why?

Ian – Jamaica, lover of the beach. Don’t tan well but great at the bar with a Dirty Banana! Portland, every conceivable cocktail bar you can imagine!

Keiron – Berlin, dancing til I drop and soaking up the atmosphere of its old charm. Seattle, very welcoming community and by the ocean!

Shop Soap So Co. at our pop-up located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street) from Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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