The Soul of Handmade
Grandma’s patchwork quilt, lovingly stitched, now tattered, wraps you in memories; a faded, soft cotton shirt that Grandpa wore–now a piece of that quilt. You recall that day sitting on his lap, leaning in close, his arms wrapped around you as you held the wooden truck he had carved for you, the edges now smooth from years of play. The toy chest carefully and skillfully handcrafted by your favorite Uncle, now scratched and marked with crayon, the patina having achieved more character over time. And the humble four poster bed your Great Grandfather built; your Grandmother, father, you, and now, your first-born, have drawn their early breaths in that bed–the same bed that those before them had breathed their last.
Memories. Comfort. Connection. A lasting impression… Handmade says you care. Handmade says quality. Handmade says how strongly you feel the conviction that the extra time and thought it takes to create a treasure is infinitely worth it. Handmade says love like nothing else can; there is a certain quiet soul in handmade…
You understand the value of an object crafted by one’s own hands; these are the items you refuse to part with because you recognize not only their worth but also how a part of that person is within that object. I treasure an embroidered pillow my mother made 30 years ago, and the area I revere the most on that pillow is where the stitches are uneven or missing. I envision her sitting and thinking about me as she created this gift, and as I touch and look at it, I think of the care and thought she added with each length of thread.
J.R.LIGGETT shampoo bars are 100% handmade in America; beginning with the meticulous measurement of 1600 bars to a batch, to the mixing, heating, pouring and cutting. No step over-looked, no short-cuts, no substitutions of inferior ingredients… only a determined, well thought out plan perfectly executed and expertly carried to fruition with intensity, concentration, quality, and accountability to you, me, and our world. The unique lines and minute indentations that sometimes appear only give further evidence of the soul and dedication poured into every single, creamy bar.
“Made the old-fashioned way, by hand!” is J.R.LIGGETT’S promise. A well-worn path, tried and true, a lasting impression carefully wrapped, just for you.
Joy Richter ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT LTD