It is a bit of a cliché but time really does fly when you're having fun! Here are some of our highlights from the last 6 months...
March - 1st March we officially launched and only a few days later we had 2 stockists
April - Launched the dish soap and this monthly newsletter
May - Had a stand at our first market (actually 3 in May)
June - Launched our hair soaps
July - Achieved 500 followers on Instagram
Aug - Marktecke became our first stockist outside of canton Zürich
On Saturday 7th September, we will be back at Frau Gerolds Garten for their Autumn market. This will take place every weekend only in the month of September. We will also be there on Saturday 28th September. Please come and see us! More details can be found on our Facebook page or the Frau Gerold's website www.fraugerold.ch/markt
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September will be the annual "Vegana" event at Sihlcity.
The Vegana is Zurich's street festival for vegan food and vegan lifestyle. One of our stockists "The Lovely Chickpea" will be there selling our soaps as well as their other products for a vegan / sustainable lifestyle.
...So go to Vegana on Friday and Frau Gerold's on Saturday ;)
In August, we found three more lovely stockists for our soaps. Marktecke became our first physical shop to sell our soaps outside of canton Zürich. They were so popular that they already sold out within the first month and had to order more!
Foifi - Zerowaste Ladencafé, Zürich
Zollfrei - Zerowaste Ladencafé, Zürich
Marktecke - sustainable shop, Olten
I know it's only just September but we have just finalised new recipes for Winter!
All of our soap recipes are submitted to a chemist who give us a detailed report known as CPSR (Cosmetic Product Safety Report). We receive feedback if any changes to the recipes need to be made and then we are issued with a certificate to show that they are safe and comply to EU regulations.
Are you based outside of Switzerland and would like to buy our soaps? This is not currently something we offer but it is something we are thinking about for the near future. The reason we don't currently offer this is because of the high postage costs. In the meantime, you can buy them through "Your Green Boutique", one of our stockists who distribute throughout Europe.
Thanks to everyone that has supported us in our Circle Soaps journey so far, we are looking forward to the next 6 months ahead...