We are Natalie Affolter and Kyla Mitchell - makers, growers, foragers, adventurers, mothers, volunteers, and on the side, we find time to run a small business in our unique community of Masset, Haida Gwaii. With respect, and great gratitude to our Haida hosts, we carry out these fulfilling life tasks within the unceded traditional and territorial lands and waters of the Haida Nation.
Inspired by the natural beauty of our magical surroundings, we have created a line of handcrafted soap and skincare products that reflect the diversity of sights, smells and experiences of Haida Gwaii and the North Coast.
For those just passing through, our products offer a nurturing retreat for the world-weary soul, invoking the rambling beaches and misty forests of Haida Gwaii. And for those who live here, we offer locally made products using simple ingredients, created and sold by small businesses that support families in our communities.
Rooted in our own family traditions, we use old wisdom in a way that fits the modern world. We grow and wildcraft many of the plant-based ingredients found in our body products, and proudly incorporate two special north coast ingredients into several soaps: Blacksmith Brown Ale from Wheelhouse Brewing Company in Prince Rupert and coffee from Masset’s own Elephant Cage Coffee Roasters.
The island is blessed with many skilled and talented artists who have helped us put a face to our products and business. Take a moment to check them out on instagram and/or facebook:
- Octopus Designs and @DominicPottery - graphic design, crafter of our shaving mugs and soap dishes.
- @MakerofNets - lovely watercolour images for our labels.
- Sangan Design and @TheBelovedIsland - ad designs and label portrait
- Photography: Full Moon Photo, Guy Kimola and @OhthatBeeran
We love to showcase our lovely island home through our products, and hope you enjoy letting us lead you on a journey through the senses.
Natalie & Kyla