So Athos, tell us about your concept…
Our laboratory is a licensed producter of cosmetic products by the EMEA, and operates in accordance with the regulations of the European Union according to ISO 22716.
In our workshop, we create soaps with cold production methods, creams with natural beeswax, botanical extracts, and handmade soap. The main component of our products is the Cretan extra virgin organic olive oil, most of which comes from our very own trees. We also work with local producers from whom we purchase herbs, fruits, milk, honey, natural beeswax, and the materials necessary for the creation of our products.
All our products are made entirely in our workshop in Angeliana Rethymno, in small quantities to ensure excellent quality of the final products. The philosophy behind all that we do is the harmony of man and nature.
What is the inspiration behind your work? Who are some people/ what are some projects that have inspired you?
Life in the countryside and love for nature are an everyday inspiration for us. The workshop is a continuation of our lives, and we could not create our natural products respecting ourselves and the environment, if there was not a deep love for all of this.
Whats your experience of the Meet Market?
The Meet Market is a pleasant, innovative two-day celebration, extremely organized from start to finish. We have taken part in several exhibitions and festivals, and the Meet Market is indeed among the best organized.
Where do you realistically see yourself in 5 years? If you didn’t have to be realistic, where would you dream to see yourself in 5 years?
Dream means we want! And in five years we want to be here to dream: in the village we have already chosen to live and work in Angeliana Rethymno, along with our dog Hector and our new family member – we have baby is on the way …. We wish successes in our professional field we are already on track. We are also very interested in promoting our products abroad.
Whats the one tool in your workshop that you cant live without?
The scale, as the details makes the difference!
Whats the strangest job you have every had?
Handing out flyers for events at dawn outside nightclubs in Gazi.
Describe the color green to somebody who’s blind.
Green is the color of nature, of spring, of tree leaves, growth, reproduction and fertility.
I do not need luck, I have ________.
I do not need luck, I have love.
And the award for ________ goes to ________.
And the award for best handmade soap goes to Athos!
________ + ________ = ________
olive oil + soda = soap