We resumed liquid soap production this week at Vermont Soap, 116 days since the fire that drove us from our old factory. New kettles are coming online every week!
Our rebuilding efforts continue full steam ahead. Here’s a look at the past two months of construction in the wet room, where our kettles are being installed this week!
Our discount factory outlet & soap museum has officially reopened! We are still located at 616 Exchange Street in Middlebury, Vermont but with new hours of operation. We are now open Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday from … Continued
National Organics Standards Board (NOSB) was created to keep the USDA in check when it came to organic farming and foods. On May 8, 2014, the USDA reduced the NOSB’s responsibilities, limited their participation, and reclassified the NOSB as purely … Continued
As if Walmart hasn’t done enough already, they’re invading the organic food market: When Walmart announced in April that it was introducing the Wild Oats brand of organic food products in 2,000 stores, some food-justice advocates grew excited. In U.S. … Continued
We come into contact with so many pesticides everyday, children usually more often than most. In the recent TIME magazine article “Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Parents”, TIME explores the benefits of choosing organic foods for yourself and … Continued
We have two new limited edition flavors up for sale in our store: Cinnamon and Lavender Rose! Our new Cinnamon Clove bar is a blend of essential oils with a clove-ey overtone. Excellent for combination skin and oily zones. Lavender … Continued
The building had old inefficient lights. We have had the electricians in to replace those lights with new efficient “high bay” florescent lights. They give more light, for less electricity. It’s greener! The catch is that the ceiling is so … Continued
The Rutland Herald recently wrote an article about the fire at our factory and our recovery efforts. For Larry Plesent, last month’s fire that seriously damaged his Exchange Street business turned into an unexpected opportunity to expand his organic soap … Continued
It is a good time to be living in Vermont! Gov. Shumlin has officially signed a bill into law to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products: The Vermont Department of Health will list potentially harmful chemicals on its website starting … Continued