Corktown Soap was created in the summer of 2016 as a passion project to try and bring great products to the people around us. The company was formed in Toronto, Ontario to create recipesfor natural products that worked for everyone around us, looked great, and smelled even better! The idea was absolutely simple: simplicity in everything we do. From our recipes to our packaging, we strive to create a moment of peace in a world that is sometimes to busy to follow. We have stayed true to that mandate today, and we feel that everything we make helps people find a moment of simplicity in their daily rituals.
From our first farmers market to today being carried in retailers across the GTA we've been passionate about what we do every step of the way. We love that our customers are passionate too, and have used their feedback to fine-tune our various products and recipes to fit their needs. As we add new products to our line, we rely on our loyal customer base to tell us what they love, and what works for them.
Laura Smith / Gram Schmalz
Corktown locals Laura Smith and Gram Schmalz are the co-founders of the company. Bringing together their varied skill-sets is what keeps the Corktown Soap gears turning. The company was born out of both Smith and Schmalz's personal interest in simplifying the products in their own life. As both product designers, and the target market for their company they set out to design Corktown Soap's products as the perfect product for themselves. Smith's passion for herbalism, plants, and all things natural is what drives the companies core values. Schmalz, a Toronto based designer brings to the table over a decade of brand management, product design, and packaging experience. Both Smith and Schmalz education lies in the arts, and their company's aesthetics rely heavily on that background.
Where do we go from here?
Today at Corktown Soap we still make handmade bath, beauty, and lifestyle products in the heart of historic Toronto. As our company grows and changes, we've made a commitment to staying as true to our core values. We will always make handmade products for everyone with the same passion that we make products for ourselves.
We are a committed to making great products based on these core philosophies:
All of our products are made with natural ingredients. We think that the world of nature is full great ingredients that you don't need to look to synthetic ingredients to make great products!
We want our products to inspire relaxation, and ease of mind, so we keep our ingredients simple.
All of our recipes are :
PALM OIL FREE, SLS / SULFATE FREE, DIOXANE FREE, PARABEN FREE, TRICLOSAN FREE
VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE
All of our products are designed to be kind to you, so we think we should be kind to everyone else too! We are strongly committed to making vegan products, and our products are completely cruelty free.
100% HAND MADE
Everything we make goes through the hands of our experienced makers. This way we can ensure that everything is up to our standard, and you know that everything we sell is hand made by people in your community.
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