Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Goodbye...and hello!

In May of last year, I began The Soap Lab blog as a way to indulge my love of modern and progressive soap design. I knew that now and then I would create some soaps to sell or write about, too.

And then... the Typography Soap happened. This one design has really gotten around and I've had several wholesale inquiries for it, too. Fred Flare and "Charles and Marie" both carry the Typography Soap, and I've had to turn away a few requests just because I wasn't prepared to make them in quantity.

But where there's a will, there's a way. I have decided to create an official collection of modern, 3 dimensional soaps. This new line will be named "Little Althea" Modern Soap Designs, after my baby daughter. I will start with 4 designs that will be offered in a few core colors and scents. The new prototypes are being developed right now, and I hope to get them posted in time for your holiday shopping. Expect truly unique styles presented in equally special packaging.

So now I am closing the Soap Lab shop I had on Big Cartel and will be launching a brand new site for Little Althea. I look forward to sharing the progression of the new shop with you. Make sure to follow this blog so you'll be the first to know when it's complete. And if you're a shop owner and would like to be the first to get the wholesale catalog and price list, please email me here.

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for the Typography Soap and I hope you will like the new styles as much if not more!