It may come as no great surprise that we’re crazy about small business. For every big conglomerate, there are a dozen little shops and countless creators making or doing cool stuff. One of our favorite small makers, Hudson Made, dual-wields these qualities, making handy and useful products in an entirely radical way.
You’ve likely seen the name among our shelves attached to some of the finest smelling and performing soaps in the shoppe since the very beginning of Beardsgaard – in fact, this shop was one of the first retailers to link up with Hudson Made when both burgeoning businesses were new to the cool kids’ lunch table.
BATH & BODY AMBITIONS
Hudson Made is a bath and body goods company based out in New York state. A small operation with a big mission, Hudson Made does their best to make sustainable and naturally conscious products, sourcing a selection of their plant- and flower-based ingredients locally and organically whenever possible. They’re a unique brand in the grooming world for a lot of reasons, but Hudson Made’s commitment to continually searching for better ways to do their thing that makes us admire them so much.
We sat down for a digital interview with Hudson Made founder and creative director Bill Hovard, a bonafide Green Knight and a good friend of the Gaard. A transplant to the land of the Catskills from the sunny western shores, Bill made his way into the world of fine soapery after a long career as a marketing and branding expert.