We decided to launch this soap pouch when we heard about an enterprising young seamstress from Haute-Savoie,based in Annemasse (France).Florence and her team of 5 designers & seamstresses won us over with their way of doing things and their handmade soap pouches. They have a zero waste approach.They made us a natural pouch using hemp. We loved it!
(from left to right: Florence, Laurence, Célia, Elvina, Romy et Caroline).
100% natural made with pure hemp
The hemp fabric that Florence uses is made from 100% pure, natural hemp stem fibers. Conscious of the dire state of the environment , Florence decided to import her fabrics from Romania, one the last countries in Europe to make hemp yarn.
The exterior of the pouch is made from thick ,breathable hemp canvas, lined with fine absorbent hemp gauze. The gauze absorbs the moisture from the soap, allowing it to dry.
Made by hand
When the various bits of fabric have been cut out, they are sewn together using GOTS-certified organic cotton thread.The finishing touch is a hemps drawstring to close the pouch.
The team uses semi-industrial sewing machines (flatbed lockstitch and overlock machines).All finishes are handmade.The label inside the pouch is made in France by an up and coming company called Label Française.
Practical and reusable
Ideal for everyday use, you won’t need to wait for your soap to dry to put it away. Even if it is still damp, you can store it in the pouch. The hemp canvas and gauze will absorb all the water and moisture.
This soap pouch is perfect for holidays, hikes, flights and trips. No need for cumbersome plastic travel cases! The pouch works perfectly , preventing leaks in your toiletry bag.You can also hang it up on your shower wall or put it beside your bath next to your sea sponge. Your soap will stay clean and dry, always ready to go !
Washing the soap pouch is a breeze. Simply turn it inside out and scrub it with a little warm water then air dry.