Vesta’s soaps are not just made in Durham, but they are made to benefit Durham and nearby communities. In order to thrive, a business must invest in the surrounding community. Not only are all of our soaps free from harmful chemicals, but 10% of our sales are re-invested in organizations geared toward making the triad community stronger. For example, after this past Patchwork Market, I was able to donate to Exchange Family Center so they could buy coats for at risk kids this past Christmas. It was also my pleasure to donate to Fullsteam’s Bid Your Face Off event where they raised money for Duke cancer research and also to the Arts for Life benefit for the Duke Children’s Hospital. In addition to these donations, any excess soap that I have left over, since I small batch for the freshest soap, gets donated to the Salvation Army Shelter, Durham Rescue Mission Shelter, or Central Regional Hospital so anyone can have access to all natural soap. My hope is that Vesta will bring quality handcrafted soap products to each show and leave with the resources to strengthen our local community. Until everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, we at Vesta will continue to do what we can to pour our limited resources into building a better North Carolina. In short, we offer quality natural soap products as well as a desire to do what we can to invest in our local community.