Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Maak Lab

This is the sixth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. We initially met Taylor Ahlmark of Maak Lab towards the end of 2015, while exploring Portland’s Pearl District for the first time. The shop was fragrant and filled with an immeasurable, beautiful mélange of complex scents from roasted coffee beans to fresh pine needles. The physical space […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Kahina Giving Beauty

This is the fifth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space.  Katharine L’Heureux is a businesswoman, wife, mother, and passionate wordsmith that speaks volumes about sustainability, truth in practice, and a profound depth in knowledge that pushes her to do her best work without fail. I began using products from L’Heureux’s Kahina Giving Beauty line almost two […]

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Interviews, Series

IN Interviews : Bar Soap Brooklyn

This is the fourth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space.  KaKyung Cho of Bar Soap Brooklyn is a heavy hitter in an industry previously unbeknownst to her and during a time where most would think twice before opening up a business without prior experience. Conversing with Cho in the short time it took to conduct the interview, one […]

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