Vendor Hall of Fame EntryWhat is your real name?
Kali McLennan What is the name of your business?
The Strop Shoppe Where are you located?
Oklahoma City What types of products do you carry or services do you provide?
We sell hand crafted artisan shaving soap in unique scents. Our soap is all natural, vegan friendly, and SLS/Paraben/colorant free. Strop Shoppe soap is unique in its texture. It is a very soft soap, easily molded into any container without melting or grating. What inspired you to start your business?
We are developing a shave stick, shave cream, and aftershave line currently, and have received rave reviews on the test items we have sent out.
We sell sampler packs that double as a perfect gift set of four scents. Finally, we have customizable starter and introductory sets available that include soap, brush, bowl, and optional autographed Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving.
My college education was in biochemistry, and I believe that the best products for your skin are made with the most natural formulation. The canned shaving foam is almost entirely artificial, and we deserve better! I felt like I could merge my desire for more natural products with my formal education in chemistry to produce balanced, healthy, high quality products. So I did! How can the members contact you?(email, phone, website)Do you ship to the US only or worldwide?
We do ship internationally to legal destinations, though the US Postal Service has recently tightened regulations on the procedures for international shipping, which has caused an increase in turn around time on international orders. What is your age (or) generation?
I am 29 in chronological nomenclature, though I believe myself to have stopped aging at 25! What is your favorite shave setup?
I currently love my Merkur handle with Astra Platinum blades. As you would assume, I sample a wide assortment of my own soap products, though I do try other brands as well to compare and improve my products. What are your hobbies and favorite activities?
I am an avid science fiction reader, love audio drama podcasts like We're Alive, Leviathan Chronicles, and Cybrosis. What else should the members of B&B know about you?
My life goal is to own a sailboat and travel this wonderful blue marble, getting lost in adventure. I love the statement that, "only when all of your plans have failed does the real adventure begin."
For a wonderful movie about what I would love to do, you should check out 180 South on Netflix.