Posted on 9th Mar 2017
Space Cadet Soaps didn't arise from a calculated business plan. The business was born from a home school project facilitated by a mother of three boys with a deep passion for crafts.
"I didn't start with any intention of starting a business, but rather just creating something in my kitchen, as someone who thoroughly enjoyed creating things that reminded me of past generations," says Space.
In 2007 Space Welch was tasked with teaching her 5,7, and 9-year old sons about colonial history and herbal medicine. She chose to approach the topic hands-on and in the end, Space was left with more than she could have imagined.
Now, ten years later Space's soaps and salves are a treasure of Athens. As she reads excerpts from her customer testimonial journal, the passion for her craft is clear with every eager syllable.
Even prior to her unorthodox introduction into business, Space had quite an interesting journey. We've collected a few of our favorite facts that Space has shared with us throughout our partnership:
Space credits her family immensely for her business. "Without my family, this business wouldn't exist," says Space. Her family has built a substantial spread for her...the loft she uses to store oils, the shelves she uses to cure soap, her soap molds, and even her vending display. Space praises her husband, Smiles most of all. He enabled her to invest both time and money into her dream. The startup cost of her business was covered by his labor, "he's a rock star and he believes in his wife's vision," says Space.
"It's just pretty amazing to have a crew of people cheering you on, encouraging you to do what feeds your soul. That's part of why I love this town. Because if I didn't have a crew of neighbors telling me to keep going with it, that they'd buy my stuff if I made it, well, then this business would have been a long expired dream."
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