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Erin Calig

Erin's foray into soapmaking began in 2008 out of a minor inconvenience, when she ran out of dish soap and decided to learn how to make it herself. While she never actually made the dish soap that first day, she had found something that sparked both her creative mind as well as her love for science.

From that day forward she immersed herself into the world of soap and bath and body products. In 2009, she enrolled in esthetician school in NYC so she could better understand different skin types in order to make her formulations even more customized for various needs.

With the help of her husband and business partner, Dan, she was able to be the creative arm of Soapsmiths, while Dan landed them some larger wholesale clients like the Brooklyn Brewery and Magic Hat. Beer soap easily became a niche that they both enjoyed and before they knew it, their products were being featured on Good Morning America and written about all over the world.​

After nearly a decade of traveling the pair decided to return to their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. They found a home that suited their personal and production needs, they began rebuilding their operation from the ground up with a focus on large scale production.

Now back online and fully operational, the couple plan to pick up where they left off and even have a few new surprises in store for local regional markets.