A small Cornish business recently took London by storm. The Little Soap Shed wowed office workers in Paddington when it took a flavour of Cornwall to the big smoke.

Local entrepreneurs Mandy and Stephen Richardson sent a consignment of artisan handcrafted soap to a pop up shop in an office building in the centre of London.

Mandy Richardson said: “As a small, family run, business we are proud to ensure high quality by creating and packaging all of our soaps and other lovely things in small batches by hand. All of the family gets involved and when our son Sam suggested a pop up shop where he works it was too good an offer to pass up.”

Sam Richardson explained: “I work in the centre of London and I realised how much people appreciate high quality, hand made items. I just knew that soap from the Little Soap Shed would be very popular because as soon as I mentioned Cornwall, people immediately smiled and recalled happy memories of holidays or said how much they wanted to pay a visit. It really is a very powerful place! Mum and Dad’s soap is a great product and people love crafted items from Cornwall.”

Stephen Richardson said: “This has been a massive boost for us. We always knew that we had a good product and now we know that it has a more cosmopolitan appeal as well as being appreciated by our local customers in craft fairs around Cornwall.’

The Little Soap Shed sells its soaps along with hand crafted cosmetic and wash bags at craft fairs across the Duchy as well as through its online shop. You can follow its progress on social media or on its web site.

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Written by: Stephen Richardson of The Little Soap Shed
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