Bear Grass Soap Company started out as just a home hobby making soap and eventually embroidered items. Starting out as a Husband and Wife team, Our first event was a community Christmas craft fair in Plymouth, NC more than 10 years ago.
We took a small break but went back to making more Embroidered handkerchiefs and towels, then 4 years ago, we started Thee Sunflower Garden selling embroidered towels and soap. During that time, we were regulars at the Edenton Farmers Market and enjoyed our time there. There were many fairs and events we did across Eastern North Carolina, like going to Somerset Plantation for their craft fairs, and other summer and holiday festivals.
In 2018, we branched out to the Washington Farmers Market and eventually found ourselves at Leroy James Farmers Market in Greenville. In September of 2018, after thinking it over for almost a year, we rebranded ourselves as the Bear Grass Soap Company. This is more inline with our business now and gives us more of a foundation to build upon.
In June of 2019, we started going full time to the Washington Harbor District Market. The same day we were at the soft opening 6-6-19, changed both our lives in many ways, My husband Chris had a heart attack and we spent the next several months barely doing any farmers markets while he recovered. He did fully recover and eventually we both started going to the Washington Market together again. Around September 2019, we became full time vendors at the Market and went on to have a fantastic year. 2020 is already shaping up to be another good year with our Soap business expanding more. We have already expanded our soap line to close to 40+ different scents of soap and many more new products. We appreciate all of the responses we have received over the past months, and all of our very supportive customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Hope to see you soon.