Small Business Spotlight -Urban Cabin Soap Co.
We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Evan Dormont, owner of Urban Cabin Soap Co., here in Philadelphia. Evan’s handcrafted, vegan soaps, beard oils and bath salts are available at many local craft shops and retail stores. Though he has only been in the soap making business for 1 year, his products have gotten a lot of attention and are quickly growing in popularity.
Evan began making soap as a hobby, inspired by companies like Lush and Dr. Bronner’s. Early on, he decided to make his products 100 percent vegan and did a great deal of research on the best possible ingredients. He strives to create products that meet his customers’ needs using quality, cruelty-free ingredients. He enjoys the fact that he can be “completely transparent” as to what ingredients he uses so that people know exactly what they are using. He frequently uses olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, rice bran oil, grapeseed, and safflower oils because he believes they are great for the skin and the environment.
Evan’s family and friends began taking an interest in his craft so he decided to “make it more readily available and branched out to local craft fairs within Philadelphia.” He also began linking up with local shops such as Vix Emporium, Sweet Mable and Scout Salvage, establishing a retail presence in Philadelphia. He began collaborating with several local businesses on specialty products. Most recently, he has produced a coffee soap in partnership with Peddler Coffee. He changes his product line with the seasons but one of his top sellers is Activated Charcoal and his beard oils are in high demand.
Overall, Evan is really excited by the fact that his products have gained attention so quickly. In the future, he hopes to collaborate with more local businesses and open a storefront to sell his products. He continuously expressed his gratitude the support he has received from the people of Philadelphia and states that the best part of his job is “being able to connect with customers face-to-face.” We wish him nothing but success and we can’t wait to get our hands on some of his products.
Written by Patrick Kaisinger
(Mike McCann Team Blogger Extraordinaire)