Mama Says Wash! ™
Soaps that make every body smile! my tub
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Kathy Jones, Owner. About Us
 
Making soap.Making soap.Making soap.

Mama Says Wash! is based in Austin, Texas where I reside with my husband, two college-aged daughters, and a couple of spoiled miniature dachshunds. Prior to motherhood, I spent 8 years in the semiconductor industry in a variety of positions including production supervision, process engineering and new product development. I left the working world to start a family, but after a few years at home with my children, I knew I needed to find something additional to exercise my brain. Trading high tech corporate life for diaper duty had been a major adjustment! Armed with a background in manufacturing and an entrepreneurial spirit, Mama Says Wash! was born in 2002. It not only saved my sanity, but allowed me to pursue something I loved while being at home with my children.

The company has come a long way since those early days in my kitchen. In 2004, we moved to a larger home, with a separate soap studio and home office. At the time, I couldn't imagine how it could get any better; but, business was booming and before long, I had to hire help just to keep up. Over the years, I've had the joy of meeting thousands of people across Texas through participation in various craft shows, holiday markets and such. Meeting with customers face-to-face and talking about the benefits of handmade soap, or just seeing which designs brought smiles to their faces, made all the packing, traveling and unpacking worth it. So, it was not an easy decision when, in 2008, I decided to stop doing shows and focus more on a wholesale model. The decision was based partly out of necessity in order to keep up with the growth of the business, and partly on one too many nights on the road away from my family. In 2011, we expanded into a 1200SF commercial operation in NW Austin. The business continued to grow as we partnered with companies like Whole Foods, HEB and Central Market. At some point though, the growth was more than I really wanted to take on and I made the decision to scale back operations. That, coupled with the loss of our lease and the lack of affordable rental space in the area, brought us to a decision in late 2014 to move production back to the soap studio at home. Now, it's 2017 and we are proud to be celebrating 15 years in business!

The great thing about soap is that it's such a useful item…something everybody needs and uses. Whether you're buying for yourself or for others, this isn't just some item that's going to sit on the shelf and collect dust or get shoved in a drawer never to be seen again. Mama Says Wash! produces a wide variety of soaps, including licensed collegiate and sorority soaps, luxurious bath bars, decorative themed-soaps, soaps for kids, and even soap for your dog! We never stop thinking of ways to creatively combine molds, colors, additives and scents to develop new products. You see, at Mama Says Wash!, we believe that bath time doesn't have to be boring!

Yes, you could say we are passionate about what we do! We've made soaps for party favors, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, weddings, baby showers, graduations, corporate events and promotional items. Mama Says Wash! has something for everyone and every occasion. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us – we would love to work with you to develop a product to fit your budget and occasion. Custom orders are always welcome, whether it's a single bar, or a thousand. Have an idea? Say it with Soap!!

- Kathy Jones, Founder, Owner, Mama

 



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