Finnish for soap, Saipua is an American company producing natural soaps and floral arrangements on a community-run farm. People over profit for a new way of working.
Saipua's journey began in a Brooklyn studio where founder Sarah Ryhanen practised flower arranging and soap making. Initially a hobby, Sarah would make soap using olive oil from the local store and shoe boxes as moulds. Her soap and floral business became so successful that she was able to purchase The Farm at Worlds End and move production out of the city.
Made by the Community
Worlds End is a 107-acre working farm, home to a group of artists, writers and makers. All of its residents work the land, and Saipua's soaps are a communal enterprise. Soaps are made and cut by Sarah and her husband Pentti and wrapped by the farm's community.
Not only do Saipua's slabs of soap look gorgeous, but they are also packed with natural herbs and oils. They are still handmade with traditional processes and exciting combinations of ingredients. From cedarwood to sea salt and nori to essential oils and shea butter, all of their unique formulas are considered to invigorate and soothe.