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My Conversation with Palm Free Irish Soap Artisan soap makers

I would like to introduce you to Cathy and Tony Hoynes from Palm Free Irish Soap, based in County Clare, Ireland. This family business was first realized by Cathy Hoynes now the 'Master Soap Maker' over 24 years ago. Palm Free Irish Soap offers a full range of innovative artisan soap products and is a wonderful example of how Ethical Design Thinking can be applied to some of the environmental challenges

facing today's society.

Cathy was inspired to create this business after her disillusionment with conventional soaps on the market due to the number of chemicals she found they contained. Unhappy with the use of these products on her delicate baby's skin she started in earnest on a journey to research and developed her artisan soap. Today Cathy alongside her husband Tony has cleverly shaped a sustainable business that works in harmony with their inner values and nature while solving a product design problem.

Palm Free have donated 40,O00 soaps to front line workers and are supporting Women's Aid in India, which I call Social Sustainability. Sit back and enjoy watching or listen as you move also available on The Rainbow Warrior World Soundcloud channel.

Our conversation is a lovely opportunity to hear their story first hand and to get to know John on a more personal level. What great gift ideas and stocking fillers for friends and family, while also addressing the important conversation of sustainability in a feel-good way.

Enjoy your Mindful Christmas Shopping.

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