The curing racks are groaning under kilograms of silky soaps, and our noses barely rise above the soaping buckets these days. We are in the throes of stocking up for our beloved Northern clients before our departure in July.
Here is the timeline laid out for you:
End of the first week of June – last available orders due for our private clients ( online and local).
End of June– cease production for wholesale clients (with the hope we are delivering this week).
beginning of July- Raw North Soap Company closes its doors in Yellowknife. Re-opening south of here: TBA.
On that note, I ask that my individual clients to take stock of what they may need to weather the soap drought. I am trying to keep the website up to date, but if you are looking for something that shows ‘out of stock’, ask, we may have it or be making it. However, I am trying to divest the workshop of oils and fragrances that cannot be moved (and not reorder more) so please be patient!
The shop will be closed for the entire summer and possibly late into the year dependent on my immigration visa timeline. I will keep you up to date on our whereabouts on the blog and through facebook though. I will be making soap again as soon as plausible, and my little artisan company will be back…. Promise. I love it too much to abandon it!
In the meantime, Sutherlands and the Northern Frontier Visitors’ Center will have a large amount of product stockpiled. Oh, our last batches (for some time) of our whipped shea butter ( ‘Wicked Whip of the North’) will be arriving at Sutherlands by the end of the week!
On a positive note, we found the perfect little house on 1.2 acres with massive Douglas firs and cedars towering above and giant windows to take it all in…. There is also the most excellent spot on the property to build a dedicated artisan studio!!! After an agonizing wait…, it is all ours now! Hurray!
The future home of Raw North Soap on Bainbridge Island, WA!