Please welcome Slow North to the BodyBusiness family of Community of Partners!
Next time you are at the club, take a short walk down to Slow North and look around! Thank you to Michelle Simmons for sharing more about her business with us and joining our Community Partner Program!
Tell Us About Your Business
Our new brick and mortar, located next to Epoch, features a retail shop, event space and candle production studio. Come see our candle-making process up close while shopping Slow North products along with a curated selection of botanical goods and modern essentials handcrafted by artisans around the world. At Slow North, we intentionally craft all-natural, botanical products made to complement whole living. A family business, Slow North emerged from the belief that all home goods, whether luxury or necessity, should be made with clean and safe ingredients.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
Two Years – Retail Shop has been open since 8.19
How Did You Get Started?
After years of slowly ridding our home of less-than-healthy, toxic products and replacing them with natural alternatives, we hit a roadblock when it came to finding a suitable replacement for candles. We lived without candles for a good while but greatly missed the calming ritual of lighting a candle to relax in the evenings. The impetus for creating Slow North’s line of plant-based candles was the birth of our son. While pregnant, we became even more aware of just how many products in our house contained mystery concoctions of synthetic chemicals – some of which are not required on ingredient listings. We became increasingly unsettled. We searched for alternatives and recognized a need for well-designed, naturally healthy candles on the general market. Motivated to create products that boasted all ingredients honestly and with integrity, we began experimenting with candles that we would feel good about burning in our own home. While the operation was initially intended to be a hands-off side project, we followed our instincts and quickly became candle makers. Slow North is now run 100% in-house, truly in-house. Our studio is located right behind our home, and Slow North has become a part of our family identity in the best possible way. Our company’s core values and dedication to whole living serve as daily reminders to be present and enjoy the little moments we share. We feel grateful that our son will grow up in a household where thinking big is encouraged and celebrated. We’re motivated to work together, intentionally and respectfully, so the heart of Slow North is reflected in all that we do – in our home and in our products.
What Excites You Most About Your Business?
Sharing our love for botanical goods with our neighborhood through the new retail storefront!
What’s Most Challenging?
All the hats you must wear as a small business owner and mother!
What’s One Thing You Want People To Know About You?
We feel so grateful to be in this neighborhood, sharing what we love!
We Are Excited About Your Special Offer For BodyBusiness Members!
We are offering BodyBusiness members 10% in-store purchases when they mention BodyBusiness and/or show their key-tag!