I recently had the chance to get burgers and beer with Greenpoint resident En Tsao, in the backyard of Williamsburg establishment The Meat Hook. En is the brains and the creative force behind Even Keel Soap.
Even Keel’s products, in the face of a market flooded with all kinds of natural, organic, and locally sourced ingredients remain unique and fresh.
Part of it has to do with design, a lot of has to do with the quality, and all of it has to do with En. She utilizes just about every aspect of her experience and past insights to make something very personable and true to her spirit. Continue reading →
A single bar of soap on Etsy sparked Merilyn Konnerth’s imagination after her design company closed in as a result of the 2008 Economic Crash. She submersed herself into the soap making process and in 2010 launched Utopia Bath, Ltd, a featured vendor participating in our Holiday Market.
This isn’t the end of the story. Merilyn told us that two weeks after she launched her new business she was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to formulate gentle lotions and creams to sooth her skin, which was suffering from the effects of chemotherapy.
“Interestingly enough, I’m from three generations of Chemists, so formulating comes naturally to me,” she said.