It was business as usual when my editor at Hey Rhody Magazine assigned me a piece on Cranston-based, family owned and operated business KALASTYLE, but I was thrilled when I learned this is the very same company behind one of my favorite lines and I didn’t even know!
When Soap & Water in Newport opened a number of years ago, I was familiar with a number of the lines they carried, but I was instantly drawn to the contemporary coastal packaging of the Sea Salt Soap. The mod anchor and simple all caps font — perfect. I bought the soap and with it’s clean but subtle scent and exfoliating texture from natural sea salt, it not only became one of personal favorites, but the whole Swedish Dream line (large and small soap, liquid hand soap, hand cream, candles, etc.) was the ideal “Rhode Island vibe” gift.
Now, after writing the about the family behind the company, my heart is full because it was started by two people with a dream who now employ fellow their Rhode Islanders!
Read my story in Hey Rhody here.