Mexican inspired designer soap

26 Apr

Nature’s skin food has collaborated with local designers on some beautiful designer soap ranges. Cape Town designer Daniel Ting Chong designed this pretty and delicious looking pastel range below.

And Jo’burg designer Fiona Goldthrope designed the beautiful Mexican Day of the Dead range.

Handsome Things chatted to Fiona to find out more.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a Johannesburg based designer specialising in branding and packaging. I graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a diploma in Graphic Design, and spread my skills in various fields including newspaper, magazines, branding and packaging. I have been in the design business for over 15 years.

How did this project come about?

I collaborated with a local soap company Nature’s Skin Food to release a range of 100% all natural, handmade soaps. It has taken quite some months of research, testing, tweaking of designs to finally come up with a range that we are so excited about.

My designs are based on the Mexican Day of the Dead theme (Dia de los Muertos) as I particularly love the rich, graphic quality.

The black soap being an Activated Charcoal soap, and the white one is Crushed Pearl (made from actual crushed pearls – which I think is really beautiful). There is a 3rd in the pipeline which will be created from Asian Tree Bark. All 100% natural with essential oils added, not synthetic fragrance oils.

Where can we buy the soap?

Orders can be placed through either my website : www.fionagoldthorpe.co.za or through naturesskinfood.com. They will also soon be available from local Johannesburg stores.

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