Beach Bird Botanicals
Tell us about your business.I started soap making in 2008 after recovering from Hurricane Ivan. My first batch wasn't pretty but it was soap!!! I was hooked and have been experimenting and creating since then. In 2010 I started my business, selling at the Palafox Farmers market and have added many wholesale accounts. I'm amazed how Beach Bird Botanicals has grown and am excited to see how far it will go.
What makes your business stand out?I try to create products that represent the barrier island I love so much, Pensacola Beach.
What's the best business advice you've received?It's all about the customer!
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Vote for your favorite American makers.
Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.