Sunday December 15, 2019

Clarke’s of Dublin: Handmade tale ends happily

Making traditional soap for a living

2nd July, 2017
Sculptor Suzanne Clarke, founder of handmade soap brand Clarke’s of Dublin Picture: Maura Hickey

Sculptor Suzanne Clarke opted for a fresh start five years ago with the launch of her handmade soap company Clarke’s of Dublin.

From her workshop in Coolock, Clarke makes soaps, body bars, herbal oils and bath soaks using locally-sourced Irish ingredients. She has 28 stockists in Ireland, including Meadows & Byrne and the National Museum of Ireland, and also sells overseas to retailers in New York, Berlin and Japan.

“I used to buy handmade...

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