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Kalastyle
Kate and Lance Smith SHOP ALL
Twenty years ago, an obsession with one line of Portuguese soaps led Kate and Lance Smith to start a mail-order biz importing European bars through their drafty New England farmhouse (yes, there were chickens involved). “We couldn’t afford the weekly UPS pick-up fee, so once a week, we’d fill out invoices by hand using our vintage calculator and pack them, the boxes, and our kids in our station wagon,” Kate remembers. It was a laborious start, but their company, called Kalastyle, took off. Ev... READ MORE

Twenty years ago, an obsession with one line of Portuguese soaps led Kate and Lance Smith to start a mail-order biz importing European bars through their drafty New England farmhouse (yes, there were chickens involved). “We couldn’t afford the weekly UPS pick-up fee, so once a week, we’d fill out invoices by hand using our vintage calculator and pack them, the boxes, and our kids in our station wagon,” Kate remembers. It was a laborious start, but their company, called Kalastyle, took off. Eventually suds-obsessed Kate started her own line, which includes buttery coconut and avocado formulas along with an invigorating coffee version. Based in Rhode Island, the company now has six employees—and a squeaky-clean, poultry-free production space. —liz


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