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?