The heart of Simon’s Soapbox is the message We make soap together. As a brother and sister team, we enjoy working together. We’ve discovered the joyful possibilities in working together with like-minded businesses. Together, we’ve combined our products in delightful gift sets. Shop our gift sets here.
In this blog post, we want to introduce you to three businesses we have collaborated with for our Holiday 2023 gift sets.
BU Candles by Jacob
Photo: Jacob, Karen, Caroline, and Simon, after the We Belong Market (2022), Vancouver BC
We met Jacob and his team at an event in August of 2022 and have been collaborating with them ever since! Jacob loves animals, music, and movies. Jacob is very creative and learned how to make candles. He started his business in 2021.
The simple message behind BU candles is to always be yourself and celebrate who you are. BU Candles’ mission is to showcase abilities and create meaningful and productive employment opportunities while building awareness of the importance of inclusive employment of individuals of all abilities. You can find more information about BU candles on their website, www.bucandles.com
Photo: Jacob and Simon at the 2023 Run UP for Down Syndrome, Burnaby BC.
Photo: Simon and Callan Oct 2023
We met Callan in 2023. Callan is a writer and self-advocate for persons with Down syndrome who is passionate about storytelling, song, dance and acting. Along with a collection of poems, Callan is currently working on the sequel to her first novel, Glamourous Life.
CallanBalm (a wordplay on O Tannenbaum) began when Callan made gifts for family and friends and discovered that the bath salts and skin balm were big hits. Both products are hand-crafted with love using all-natural ingredients.
Callan is excited to support her writing career through her ongoing CallanBalm ventures.
Photoa: Callan shows off her hand made bath salts and hand balm
Photo: Simon and Caroline picking up their first order of soap dishes from PotteryWorks, December 2021
We’ve known PotteryWorks for years. Located in New Westminster, PotteryWorks is an established pottery studio of artists with disabilities. Their mission is to empower people through artistic practice.
The pottery soap dishes and ramekins for our solid dish soap available through our website are made by the talented artists at PotteryWorks. You can learn more about PotteryWorks on their website www.potteryworks.ca