HerdSupplyCo

Herd Supply Company

Hartford, Connecticut 181 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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HerdSupplyCo

Herd Supply Company

Hartford, Connecticut | 181 Sales

Leah Beckett

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Leah Beckett

Announcement    Hi there and welcome to my shop. After going to farmers' markets for 10 years and only seeing goat's milk soap at the stalls around me, I decided to give cold process soap a try, but with a twist. The Herd Supply Co. soaps feature milk from our flock of East Friesian and Dorset sheep. My dad and I hand milk the sheep every year after the lambs are born and use the milk in all of the soap recipes.

As of spring 2017, we now offer felted wool dryer balls, along with bulky weight and chunky weight yarn. All wool is from our flock of ladies in South Glastonbury. We shear the sheep every spring and have the un-dyed wool spun into roving and yarn. Shearing is a yearly event to cut their winter coats off so they don't overheat in the summer. No sheep are hurt in the process.

I keep my ingredients to a minimum and hope you enjoy the simplicity of the bars—none are too sweet, too smelly, or too manufactured.

Free shipping on orders over $75! Use the code FREESHIPNOLYE to redeem.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2018

Hi there and welcome to my shop. After going to farmers' markets for 10 years and only seeing goat's milk soap at the stalls around me, I decided to give cold process soap a try, but with a twist. The Herd Supply Co. soaps feature milk from our flock of East Friesian and Dorset sheep. My dad and I hand milk the sheep every year after the lambs are born and use the milk in all of the soap recipes.

As of spring 2017, we now offer felted wool dryer balls, along with bulky weight and chunky weight yarn. All wool is from our flock of ladies in South Glastonbury. We shear the sheep every spring and have the un-dyed wool spun into roving and yarn. Shearing is a yearly event to cut their winter coats off so they don't overheat in the summer. No sheep are hurt in the process.

I keep my ingredients to a minimum and hope you enjoy the simplicity of the bars—none are too sweet, too smelly, or too manufactured.

Free shipping on orders over $75! Use the code FREESHIPNOLYE to redeem.

About

Sheep's milk soap from my farm to your shower

Over the past ten years attending farmers' markets with Beckett Farms (https://beckettfarms.com/) in the central Connecticut area, I saw goat's milk soap EVERYWHERE. Was it a trend? Were people actually interested in supporting local farms with value added products like this? It wasn't a trend. Local soaps seem to be here to stay and I wanted to perpetuate our local farming community by making soap. The soaps help to pay for the hay, grain, and shearing of our flock of East Freisian x Dorset sheep.

Why sheep's milk? Well, we have sheep and not goats! My parents said my first word was "baa," since I spent more time with the sheep than children as a baby. Secondly, sheep's milk is higher in fat than goat's milk. While we might be reaching for the lower fat milk in the grocery store, the fat in soap is actually what leaves our skin feeling soft after a shower or bath.

My story? Herd Supply Co is has been a dream of mine since coming up with the idea in 2012 and seeing that idea through to production, packaging, and my online store. After moving to Boston in the fall of 2015, I now rely on my family to milk the sheep and am happy to still be supporting Beckett Farms in this way. The soaps are inspired by things I love--Connecticut, friends, tea, and traveling. In 2017, I added yarn and felted wool dryer balls to the mix. I hope you enjoy all of the sheep sourced home and body items the page offers. Please reach out with any questions! Etsy is the only app I get push notifications on, so I promise to write back ASAP!

Have an idea? Send it my way! I love brainstorming and trying new scent combinations and would love to incorporate customer ideas into the mix.

Need to restock on Herd Supply in your neck of the woods? Find us at:

Connecticut:
Civvie's (New Haven)
Jan's on Main (Glastonbury)
Wired Cafe (Hartford)

Massachusetts:
Ash & Rose (Boston)
Black Ink (Cambridge)
Boston General Store (Dedham and Brookline)
Kind Goods (Maynard)
Magpie (Somerville)
Practice Space (Cambridge)

New Hampshire:
Marketplace New England (Concord)

New York:
4 the Greater Good (East Northport)

Follow along in Instagram @herdsupplyco!

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  • Mercer Naturals

    Cato, NY

    Courtney and I worked together to create this custom soap dish branded for Herd Supply Co.

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