We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — suppliers

| Danielle Vincent

Supply Chain & Production: Between a rock and a hard bar?

As you know, we are emphatic about American manufacturing and work with domestic companies whenever and wherever possible. At the same time, in order to keep costs at a reasonable level, we do use Chinese-made bottles, boxes, and bags (our bar soap and solid cologne boxes are made in the...

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| Danielle Vincent

Can handmade soap cure skin conditions? Some information about our ingredients and recipes.

Can our soap cure skin conditions? Well, whatever the case may be, I am prohibited from saying that it can because of federal regulations. That's why we intentionally stay away from any claims that might be construed as medical (though now that we mention it, we should probably further investigate our claims that our soap makes a person "kissable"). But one of our customers pointed out that we really don't talk a lot about the ingredients in our soap. And honestly, we put a lot of thought, research, and love into our recipe, so we might as well talk about it.

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| Danielle Vincent

USPS Rate Increase

As you may have heard, the USPS has increased their rates in the past week. We know that some people already have an issue with paying for shipping on our products, and boy, do we feel ya. And even though we know it's expensive, as a small business, we may not be able to absorb the cost since we run pretty tight margins around here. We recently increased our prices by $1 in response to an increase in the price of olive oil (drought, brought about by climate change, has caused a worldwide olive oil shortage). Right now, we're not going to increase the shipping costs on our site.

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| Danielle Vincent

A rising tide raises all boats: how your purchases from Outlaw Soaps benefit many small businesses

When you buy from Outlaw Soaps, you're actually doing more than supporting our small business, you're supporting many small businesses. We are honored to have the opportunities to help other businesses and support other makers. Here's a little about who we love working with...

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| Danielle Vincent

Why we became "Outlaw Trading Co" instead of "Outlaw Soaps," and other fun stories

Over here in the badlands (um, in Oakland), big changes are afoot for Russ and me (Danielle). Outlaw Trading Co. As many of you know (based on our customer satisfaction survey), we don't just sell soaps anymore, we sell lotions and lip balms, too. Soon, we'll be selling shower gels (by...

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Terrifying Abundance

The past two weeks have been pretty crazy... It started with us getting an order for 816 sets of Bacon, Coffee, and Whiskey from ThinkGeek round about September 15th. Now, we're not a very big company, and making 2,440 bars of soap is really testing our capacity, not to mention...

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