Here at Artisan Soapery, we are not just enthusiastic about the handcrafted artisan products we make and carry. We are passionate about the quality of service we give to our customers. We are driven to boost our economy by supporting local artisans. By building strong relationships with our customers and artisans through compassion and Integrity, we bridge the gap to delivering the WOW factor.
Our mission is simple: make the best product on the market, support our community, build lasting relationships, and provide beyond superior customer experiences.
Meet Katye Fredieu – The Owner and Product Developer of Artisan Soapery
Before I created Artisan Soapery, I owned a cake decorating business to support my hobby of skydiving and bring a little extra income to my family. Skydiving has been a passion of mine since 2007 and I go as often as I can.
I loved my cake business! However, in 2011, I was in a motorcycle accident that completely changed my life. Enduring 18 fractures, I was in the hospital for over two months and in a wheelchair for nearly a year. With a lot of surgery and therapy, I am able to walk, but I was no longer able to decorate cakes due to my injuries. It was hard seeing that chapter of my life coming to an end.
Without boring you with an even longer story, I’ll just say that I shortly found a new business venture; the art of soap making! Handcrafted soap was so much better than any store bought soap or body wash I’d ever used before and I wanted to know why. I had wondered why they weren’t more popular in the rest of the world.
I started researching ways to make soap, ways to make it better, and chemistry of it all, the ingredients and the properties they provide, and began the trial and error in making soap. Although it was challenging, my passion only intensified for soap making and I couldn’t wait to expand my knowledge and see what else I could make. I spent my time researching, experimenting, and using my friends and family to test my soaps and other products. With astonishing approval, I took the leap of faith to begin sharing this passion with the world!
Because of this accident, I have found what I was meant to do with my life. I have the most rewarding job; improving people’s lives through quality skin care. And If it weren’t for my accident, I wouldn’t be able to say that! I am so blessed to live this life and can’t wait to share my products with you and your loved ones.
I did get back into skydiving, and started riding motorcycles again. I even took up some new hobbies – scuba diving and triathlons!
Soap making helped me find my passion in life once again. It’s an exciting yet challenging creative outlet for me. Our company is consistently growing and evolving into something even more beautiful than we’d ever hoped, and I hope you’ll be on board to join us!I love what I do. I put my heart and soul into every product I make and I hope that you will be able to see and feel that difference when using them.