Saturday, September 12, 2009

The European Directory of Soap and Cosmetics Makers

I am pleased to announce the near-launch of my newest project – The European Directory of Soap and Cosmetics Makers. The idea of a directory specifically for European soap makers has been rolling around in my head for nearly a year, and I’m excited to see it become a reality.

The aim of the directory is simple: To bring artisans and clients together. I’ll be marketing it to shops, magazines, boutiques, beauty bloggers – basically anyone who has an interest in handmade soaps, cosmetics, candles, home fragrance, skin care, hair care, and bath & body products. My goal is to have it become the premier meeting point for sellers and buyers.

For those interested in buying or featuring handmade soap and cosmetics, we’ve made sourcing what you want easy! You can browse by country or category and then contact the artisans directly about their products and services.

For sellers of handmade soap and cosmetics, the site could not be easier to use. Simply go to the joining page and sign up for a basic listing. It’s free! And it comes with a web link, an email link, a company description, and one photograph or image to represent your business or products. The premium listing allows you to better showcase your products by giving you three additional photographs for a one-time cost of just £15.

I’d like to offer a free premium listing to anyone who joins the directory by September 18th, 2009 when the site officially goes live. Just go to our joining page and sign up! Please make sure your photo is 180 x 180. Once your listing is active, I’ll contact you about the additional photographs for the premium listing. And be sure to pop over to the membership logos page to pick up your membership banner.

7 comments:

Fruehlingbitte-Naturseifen said...

You have a very lovely blog. Lots and lots of inspiration. You are most welcome to visit my blog too.
Best regards from Germany,
Silke

Lululiz said...

What a brilliant idea, why hasn't anybody else thought of it, lol?

I am just back from France, btw, must have a chat and catch up xxx

gracefruit said...

Hi Silke, Thank you so much! Your blog is lovely! I've added it to my list of Lovely Things.

Hey Liz! Welcome home! I hope this directory helps everyone get press coverage and sell lots!

eri-c said...

Gooooooooood job,gracefruit !! It is a very nice idea. For the directory,soamany soapers will be happy.
I am planning to make my internet shop of soaps and I wanna join the directory sometime.

TeresaR said...

It IS a brilliant idea! I hope it does very well!

Sofia said...

I love soaps at your store!!

gracefruit said...

eri-c, you don't need a shop to have a listing. :) In fact, it's a nice way to showcase your products without a shop. Please sign up if you'd like and I can add your shop to your listing later.

Thank you, Teresa! I'm so excited about this. I hope it helps everyone sell and get good press coverage.

Hi Sofia -- I love everything at your shop! My daughter and I visit often.