New Soap Wrappings!
I just recently got around to updating my website with my new soap wrappers, which I had already switched to last October! I know, I know I should have done it sooner but it's such a tedious job I always find a way of easily putting it off until next month, and now 5 months have suddenly slipped by!!. I switched from the fabric I've been wrapping my soap in since I started selling it, to cute, colourful, very reasonably priced little paper bags I stumbled upon online (if I hadn't seen them I probably wouldn't have switched but I did so it's done!) The fabric was getting to be a lot of work... I had to find the fabric (repurposed, at the weekly Knowlton church sale where the money goes to the local food back) and decide what to use, usually old sheets, pillowcases and outdated valances that I didn't think would be a shame to cut up, wash them all again, occasionally iron them, cut them into strips, then the right sized rectangles for my soaps, and then keep track of organizing and finding place for it all in my house! And then I would wonder what people were doing with it after they used the soap... Would they use it for crafts? Sachets? Most probably throw it out... Or not use the soap at all because the wrapping was too pretty and then not need to buy any more!!
With the paper bags I just have to slip the soap in and stick the labels on! Since they are just pure paper with no wax or plastic in them they should be completely compostable or recyclable. Also, the new labels I am now using are much bigger and nicely printed (moo business cards) to show more detail, more contact information, and are much more like what I envisioned when I first started my business. This is such a tourist-y are that I wanted to show off some of our local landmarks and scenery rather than just a boring logo, and of course I had a lot of fun doing all of the paintings!
Happy Leap Day!
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
-- Elbert Hubbard
Kara Needham is the founder and creator of Savonnerie de L'Estrie, a small manufacturer of handcrafted, all-natural and affordable artisan skincare in unique folk-art packaging.