When I first moved to the North Shore in 2007, I lived a few blocks away from the Historic Waialua Sugar Mill, which has now been converted into a series of warehouses and factories. In 1997, a small blossoming company took over the “Bagasse Bin” of the Wailua Sugar Mill, creating the North Shore Soap Factory, also known as Hawaiian Bath and Body. The North Shore Soap Factory has been providing locals with all natural Hawaiian soaps for 14 years. Check out their website at: http://www.hawaiianbathbody.com/
I have recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the North Shore Soap Factory as a featured North Shore artist on their website! I always love sharing my story of how I developed my company from scratch and how it has grown organically, with a little bit of organization, and whole lot of love and elbow grease. Check out the interview:
English version: http://www.northshoresoapfactory.com/noelani/jewelry.html
Japanese version: http://northshoresoapfactory.blogspot.com/2010/07/noelani.html
Mahalo to the North Shore Soap Factory for your support!