New Frederick Boutique Offers Locally Produced Bath, Body & Home Goods
A breath of fresh autumn air will blow into Downtown Frederick with the official grand opening of The Old Colony Co. Soapery & Mercantile on Sat. October 6th at 113 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD beginning at 10 am.
The Old Colony Co. produces over 50 varieties of handcrafted goat milk soaps and bath & body products incorporating locally sourced ingredients. The Old Colony Co. also forges partnerships with local artists to create a line of exclusive home goods. Its line of bath & body products include:
- Goat Milk Soaps, handmade from milk sourced from local farms
- Goat Milk Luxury Baths
- Mineral & Salt Baths
- Natural Body Lotions & Skin Care
- Facial Care, including Masks, Creams and Toners
- Men’s Shaving & Grooming
- Native Organic Cotton Towels & Linens
Exclusive and handcrafted works by local and regional artists include:
- Art Glass Candles by Art of Fire, Laytonsville, MD
- Pottery for the Bath & Kitchen by Fire Robin Farm Pottery, Leitersburg, MD
- Sheep Soap Holders by Backlog Pottery, Port Deposit, MD
- Handprinted Tea Towels by Fuzzy Mug, Baltimore, MD
- Kitchen Treenware by Appalachian Tree Works, Brevard, NC
Customers are welcome to sample all products at the store's Sample Bar, and enter to win a gift basket valued at over $200.
The Old Colony Co. is not your typical bath & body boutique. It does not sell brand names or imports. Rather it is making a brand name for itself that embodies regional artistic talent. The Old Colony Co. is setting out to transform the "buy local" movement through its "source local, buy local" approach, working with reigonal farmers, artists and cottage businesses to produce the goods it sells. All Old Colony products are either made in house, by a local artist or sourced from regional and national artists or producers sourcing raw materials from small, independent farms in the USA.
"We are putting a new twist on an old idea," said owner and New Market resident Joe Klingman who started the business out of his home in 2010. "Since colonial times, regional economies have been strengthened by networks of artisans, farmers and cottage industries working together to produce high quality, affordable goods for their communities. Our aim is to reinvigorate these networks by developing partnerships to create new and useful products for the Frederick area and beyond.”
The Old Colony Co. is the perfect place to find unique gifts this holiday season, offering an array of seasonal soaps and gift sets for the entire family including pets. “With each season we offer new soaps and skin care products as well as new works by our partner artists and crafters. We are very excited to be opening our store at the start of the holiday season, showcasing our seasonal goods and this region’s amazing talent, ” said Klingman.