Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Shopkeeper of the Week - The Littlecote Soap Co.

The founder and creator of The Littlecote Soap Co. Elaine Stavart, gained initial inspiration for her business from a market in France where there was 'one stall with handmade soaps beautifully laid out like a pastel rainbow'.

Since that holiday Elaine has created a small empire of beautifully packaged natural handmade soaps, bath products, skin-care and toiletries all made with natural ingredients from her workshop and farm in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Using both contemporary and traditional methods all the products are made in small batches in The Littlecote Soap Co's workshops to ensure the highest quality. Bath products are vegetarian-friendly, not tested on animals and are packaged with eco-friendly packaging.

Here we take a few moments out with Elaine whilst she takes a break from mixing up new ingredients and cutting soaps.

How would you describe your e-shop?

Organic handmade artisan soaps and toiletries made in the heart of England. Traditional recipes with fun and contemporary twists (like the Gin & Tonic range below).

Who/what are your biggest influences?

The hedgerows, fields and gardens of England.

Where is your favourite spring/summer place to visit for inspiration?

Open Gardens around the country in June are filled with beautifully scented flowers and provide inspiration for our natural ranges.

What is your favourite item from your current collection?

The English Bluebell Organic Soap

Do you have any new items/collections about to be launched?

The first scent in our "Fine Fragrance" range "White Spruce" with Spruce, Lime, Amber & Moss

What do you enjoy most about being one of the shops in The Secret Arcade?

Being a part of England's most unique online collection of handmade treasures.

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