Soap - Vanilla
Made in the United States
made by women transitioning out of homelessness
So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with vanilla fragrance oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter, and coconut oil, to keep skin feeling clean and hydrated. Each purchase empowers formerly homeless women at MADE by DWC in Los Angeles.
Soap - Vanilla | Fair Trade | The Little Market
- Approximately: 6 oz.
- Ingredients: vanilla fragrance oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
- As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur
Made by DWC
Founded by the Downtown Women’s Center of Los Angeles, Made by DWC was created to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and homelessness. The products are created by DWC program participants in collaboration with local artists. The product design and development workshops provide the women with social and vocational skills in an empowering environment where women rebuild self-esteem, discover talents, and develop skills.
At MADE by DWC, women practice a melt and pour soapmaking technique to create these bars of soap by hand in small batches. During this technique, the women melt the ethically sourced soap base, essential oils, fragrance, and all-natural butters. Once the ingredients have blended, they will pour the soap base into a mold. After a few hours, the bars of soaps form and are ready to be packaged. The soaps are packaged in environmentally friendly parchment paper and are then covered by old pages from donated books. The women will make between 60 to 120 bars of soap at one time; to create 120 bars of soap, the process involves one to two women for three to four hours. MADE by DWC is a collaborative and supportive work environment; while one woman stirs the base, another may prepare ingredients for the next batch.
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Fair Trade Products
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