First things first...
While we still know many of our first customers by name, there are now stores carrying our products across North America and in a handful of countries in Europe. That success isn’t just ours, it’s yours as well. The direct messages encouraging us along the way, the supportive comments on social media, double takes at farmer’s markets that gave us the chance to make the case for why we make what we do the way we do. It all helped. It gave us the fuel to continue. We worked thousands of hours over the years, often for little or no pay. We developed calluses and aches, lost sleep, and battled all the doubts that come from doing something new on your own, but we consider the struggle a privilege. We live in a place and time where one is free to try and fail and try again.
We started with good instincts, ethics, and intentions. The ten (plus!) years of valuable hard-earned experience we can apply with proficiency now is not something we acquired alone; you were there too. If you were one of our first customers, if you own a store that picked us, if you posted online and it led to a single soap bar being sold. Even if this is the first time you have visited our site, that patronage proves all the effort up to this point was worth it; you were there.
So, thank you. Thank you for your business, your interest, your posts, and even your critiques. It all counts, it all matters, and we don’t take any of it for granted.
The Vocal Botany Team
Founder of Vocal Botany
Whether out of dedication or just plain stubbornness, this company has grown into something I am very proud of. From the kitchen of my first home, to the farm markets, to the shelves of our retail partners across the country, it has not been an easy road. But, in the end, I can’t imagine doing anything else, and I sincerely hope you decide to let us share a little bit of what we have worked so hard to create.