Thursday, January 10, 2013

Support Local. We Do: SkinFare

HHM is very excited to be carrying SkinFare Organic Skincare Sticks (formerly known as SkinFood)! This little product line out of Asheville has a big mission! Kara Errickson and her husband, Tyler, returned from Bali, Indonesia after living there for three years. In that time, they birthed their daughter, Kaia and the idea for their future company!
Kara is a Florida native who attended Haywood Community College, just outside of Asheville, and went on to receive a degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her three years in Bali were spent working for the Environmental Bamboo Foundation. During her pregnancy, the future became a little clearer. The Indonesian people embraced Kara and Tyler as family and shared cultural beliefs and traditions, including the massive health benefits and countless uses of coconut oil. She decided that she wanted to use her design skills and bamboo to create a sustainable product with big impact!
Upon returning, Kara and Tyler started CoCoChi Incorporated, a company focused on the development of personal care products with organic formulas and sustainable packaging. The first product? SkinFare, a coconut oil guessed care product using only organic, agricultural ingredients. Even better, the products are packaged in recycled paper tubes designed to biodegrade, as are the displays! In 2010, Kara won the VERVE Magazine Business Plan Competition allowing her to properly launch SkinFare! This author has personally tried the product and loved it! It is very soothing and healing! And it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft and healthy! All of our stores, with the exception of Hickory, currently carry all five varieties: Topical Nourishment (defend, balance, repair), Verdant Remedy (tone, restore, brighten), Heirloom Elixer (invigorate, tighten, refresh), Thunder Cake (energize, relieve, protect) and Apothecary Prime (heal, soothe, clarify). For more information about the Erricksons, their products and their vision, check out the video below!