About Us

Soap & Paper Factory has been an epic, grassroots journey of two women (with family & lots of friends!) in a small river town outside of New York City. We started in 2001 with the love of soap making (in the kitchen) and selling at our local farmer’s market. Back then it was word of mouth and small-town buzz that kept us very busy.

It was always the same: Once people tried our products, they were addicted!

We have had the luxury of formulating all of our own products and fragrances, allowing us to always choose the best raw materials, and combine them for unique, gorgeous products.  Add to that really pretty packaging, and voila!  Soap & Paper Factory!  

Over the years, we have had the honor to work with small boutiques both here in the USA, and Europe & Japan, as well as larger retailers such as Anthropologie, PaperSource, Barnes & Noble,  and WholeFoods! It has been a wild ride, with lots of ups and downs, but one thing for sure, is that we always do our best, laugh a lot, and produce the best products with lots of love.

We have much to be inspired by here in the lower Hudson Valley, and all of that inspiration  has gone into our gorgeous packaging and designs. All of our products are made in the USA, mostly here in the tri-state area, and we NEVER use parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals and we never test on animals. Our mission has always been the same: Simple. Pure. Honest. Transparent.


Lisa & Shannon