Great Bend, KS 67530
Greetings! My name is Rebecca and I am the owner and soapmaker for Artisan Soaps. I live in the heart of rural Kansas with Sienna, the dog; and Sage, the cat. I enjoy simple living, creative endeavors, and quality products that are a pleasure to have and use.
The desire to make soap percolated for several years before I took the leap of faith and started the endeavor. Ever since then, the business has kept me happily busy!
There are good reasons for purchasing and using handcrafted soaps over other commercial alternatives. But there are also a few business-specific values that make Artisan Soaps a "good buy." I want to mention a few of those. To use modern lingo, "this is how we roll":
Quality: We'll do everything that we can to make sure that you get a good quality product that is a pleasure to have and use. Your products will be made, cut, stored, wrapped, packaged and transported with care and attentiveness.
Honesty: we will strive to keep honest records and inventory, fair-prices and transparent ingredients and processes.
Human-Centered: We will operate in way that respects the dignity and worth of every person---customer, volunteer, staff member, vender, etc.---who becomes involved with this endeavor.
Environmentally-Conscious: Artisan Soaps are made with ingredients that come from nature. For this reason, we will do everything we can to produce our products in a consistent environmentally-friendly manner that safe-guards the earth that supports us and our work.
These business-specific values are consist with the code of ethics that we strive to uphold as a professional member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild. Namely, Artisan Soaps strives to:
1. follow good manufacturing practices,
2. ensure that our products are safe for use,
3. accurately label our products,
4. provide accurate information about our ingredients, and the benefits and use of our products, and
5. conduct business in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.
Currently, Artisan Soaps is a cottage industry with a dedicated soap shop located in the residence at 2914 Broadway, Great Bend KS. Please come by and browse, and smell; Artisan Soaps is open every Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, and by appointment.
If you are a local customer, and you'd rather browse from the comfort of your own home, you may now be able to do so and complete the payment process without additional shipping costs! Simply place your order and proceed to check-out; for shipping, choose local pick-up or local delivery and proceed to pay for your order. If you choose local delivery (in Great Bend KS only), you'll still save a few dollars on shipping, and I will deliver your order within 1-2 days. Please choose local pick-up or local delivery only if you plan to pick up your order, or you live in Great Bend. If you are an out-of-town customer, you will incur some shipping costs; I will continue to try to keep these at a minimum.
Last, but not least, thank you! I naturally enjoy making and using handcrafted soap, or I wouldn't be doing this. Sharing the fruits of my labor with others who enjoy handcrafted soap as much as I do is truly gratifying!