FuZing the Creative with the Consumer
Featured Artisan Soap Store

By Handmade FuZion on 3:38 AM

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Where are you located? Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania

How long have you been creating handmade items? Since 1999

What type of products do you offer? Natural Gourmet Soaps, Bath, Body, Massage, Salon & Spa Products

How did you decide on your company’s name? Arcadia is a city in Greece known for it's simple, peaceful pastoral way of life. Aromatics is the very essence of what natural handmade products are.

What is your motivation? To offer my customers a better alternative to chemically saturated products that contain large % of harmful, toxic preservatives. To help others improve their health via wellness modalities & natural skin care.

What do you enjoy most about creating handmade items? The most enjoyable part is that I can be extremely creative. My soaps are works of art. My bath & body products are very unique & innovative. The most rewarding part for me is that I'm helping others.

Which items are your best sellers? My soaps of course. By far, my gourmet soaps are my #1 selling product. The look of my soaps are different than most handmade soaps, they are all made with pure, rich coconut milk and other wholesome, skin-loving ingredients, they are extremely large in size & weight and they smell fantastic.

How do you market your products? Word of mouth is my best advertisement. Everything that my company has become is due almost entirely to word of mouth through my loyal customers. I also make regular voluntary contributions to worthy causes, such as womens resources, orphanages, homeless shelters, battered womens shelters & missionaries. I try to spread the word as much as I can via the internet in various mediums such as bath & body product reviews and blog articles. I regularly feature my products at craft fairs, festivals and markets.

What are your favorite features on Handmade FuZion? What new features would you like to see? I love how user friendly the site is. Listing products is a snap. I can maneuver around the site very easily. I would however like to see some more tutorials or help sections on creating/deleting categories & sub-categories.

Do you have any advice for other artisans? Keep going. If this is your dream, if being a part of the indie community brings you a sense of satisfaction & joy, if helping other people is the most rewarding thing you've done.......keep going. Keep motivated. Keep striving to be better than yesterday. Don't let anyone or anything stop you from becoming all that you can be. The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed. So keep going. You CAN make a difference.

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Posted on March 23, 2009 at 6:37 AM