Strong Island has been friends with Southsea Bathing Hut since the awesome local company’s inception just over a year ago. We were really impressed with Southsea Bathing Hut’s wide range of locally made and carefully considered hair & beauty products, and Southsea Bathing Hut became one of the first specially selected local brands stocked in the Strong Island Co store on 12 Highland Road, Southsea. It has been a meteoric journey so far for cosmetics entrepreneur Samantha Worsey, founder of Southsea Bathing Hut, starting out with a range of handmade soaps in April 2015. Just four months later, it was selected as one of the UK’s 100 Unsung Heroes by national ‘shop local’ campaign, Small Business Saturday. Samantha has presented on business at London’s Excel and for Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, and met the previous Chancellor of the Exchequer at a celebration of entrepreneurs.
All this time, every product in the ever-growing range – which now includes bath and shower oils, beauty balms, salt scrubs, facial steams and more – has been lovingly made on the kitchen table at Samantha’s Southsea home. Now it’s time to move on. Southsea Bathing Hut and Strong Island Co are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration, with the creators of natural skincare from the seaside opening a new base in the home of urban-coastal wear, the Strong Island Co store in Southsea.
Southsea Bathing Hut is moving into the Strong Island Co shop at 12 Highland Road, Southsea with the brand new SBH Soap Kitchen tucked behind the scenes. Out front in the store will be a full product range available to purchase with Strong Island Co becoming the flagship store for SBH.
Samantha has exciting plans for the near future. “Now that we have a home away from home, I’ll be running occasional events for people who love natural skincare. I’d like to offer workshops, to show people how it’s done, as well as some very special and indulgent pamper evenings.”
To celebrate the start of this new chapter in the Southsea Bathing Hut story, Samantha will be on hand in the shop all day to mark their official launch at Strong Island Co on Saturday 6th August, from 10am – 6pm. Visitors can talk to Samantha about her products’ unique benefits, and there will be a free goody bag with every SBH purchase!
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