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Jaboneria Marianella

Brooklyn,  NY 
United States
http://www.marianellasoap.com
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Natural Luxury Bath & Body


 Press Releases

  • Jabonería Marianella Soaps began in 2007, when published author and graphic designer Marianella Febres-Cordero collaborated with her son, fine artist and filmmaker David Foote. Natives of Venezuela, the mother and son duo were inspired to revisit a time-honored family tradition — a craft that Marianella once learned in her mother’s kitchen with her sisters — the delicate art of creating natural soap. Combining David’s artistic talent and Marianella’s nose for nostalgic fragrances from the old country, the two have carefully selected ingredients for a line of products that are as stylish for the bath as they are beneficial to your skin.

    Jabonería Marianella luxury bath and body products are delicately crafted from the highest quality ingredients. As a family-owned and operated company, we are devoted to creating a beautiful experience, with inspired fragrances that awaken the senses and natural elements that are wonderfully beneficial to your skin.

    Making soap is fun, it is just like cooking. You visualize what you would love, what you want it to feel like on your skin, the type of experience you would like to have and then you add a beautiful ounce of this, a wonderful cup of that and suddenly… You have something special.

    We are very clear on how it should feel, how it should smell, after all, a shower or a bath is how most of us start our day, and that should always be an inspiring and refreshing experience. One with NO harsh chemicals, NO parabens, a luxurious lather and NO Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Instead a slew of wonderful ingredients that are tremendously beneficial to the skin. We take loving care in the creation of our products and we never test them on animals… Only on our friends and family.

    We hope you enjoy

    Yours Truly,

    Marianella & David

  • The Cut / New York Magazine

    Someone Finally Created a Handwash That Won’t Dry Out Your Skin

     

    This time of year — cold-and-flu season — the advice is always more of the same: Sanitize frequently touched objects like doorknobs and light switches, don’t schlep to work sick, and, above all else, wash your hands frequently. It’s the latter that reaps the the most unsavory consequences. Hand soap is good for germs, yes, but terrible for your skin.

    It was a perfectly forgettable moment when I plucked Jaboneria Marianella’s Oak Moss and Coconut handwash from the far reaches of the the Cut’s beauty closet. For a week it sat unused in my apartment, until one day I decided to give the liquid a whirl. The soap bubbles when met with a splash of water, but it feels silky on skin, too, like a lotion that happens to lather.

    That’s the magic in Jaboneria Marianella’s handwash. It’s not drying. In fact, the soap performs an alternative trick: It moisturizes. That’s because the handwash is a playground of oils and butters. Sure, many soaps tout their proprietary blend of hydrating elements, but with Marianella, it’s obvious that the moisturizing factor pulled top priority. There’s borage-seed oil; coconut oil’s less popular cousin, babassu butter; and argan oil in each amber-hued bottle. Each wash induces a slick layer of foam that blankets hands in a fusion of nearly creamy ingredients.

    Perhaps the most alluring aspect of Jaboneria Marianella’s handwash is that you won’t need to immediately follow up with a hand moisturizer to counteract standard soap’s moisture-depleting effect. The slight nutty aroma of coconut is also appealing (though someone should tell me what oak moss smells like), and other scents like almond and white tea; Moroccan fig and bergamot; wisteria and jasmine are available, too. Cold-and-flu season will hold fort for many months to come, but so too will my bottle of Jaboneria Marianella.

     

  • FASHION & STYLE  | SCOUTING REPORT 

    Are You Ready for the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year?

     

    Openings and Events

    Here comes the biggest shopping weekend of the year. This Thanksgiving, And the organic bath and body label Jaboneria Marianella, founded by the artist David Foote and his mother, Marianella Febres-Cordero, will open a pop-up at Gansevoort Market. Mr. Foote will be painting gift boxes filled with hand wash, body lotion and soaps ($74) for weekend shoppers. At 353 West 14th Street.

  • WWD - Womens Wear Daily

    Timo Weiland Collaborates With Jaboneria Marianella for Limited-Edition Soaps

    Shoppers can find the special-edition items at the new Jaboneria Marinaella Soap Bar at the Gansevoort Market.

     

    TINY BUBBLES: Timo Weiland has teamed with Jaboneria Marianella’s mother-son team of Marianella Febres-Cordero and David Foote for an assortment of limited-edition soaps. Inspired by Weiland’s fall collection, the eight fragrant vegetable-based soaps are packaged in colorful patterned wrappers like chevron. The $16 Jaboneria Marianella/Timo Weiland soaps have a run of 500 units.

    Shoppers can find the special-edition items at the new Jaboneria Marinaella Soap Bar at the Gansevoort Market, which is housed at 353 West 14th Street in Manhattan. Weiland and Foote became friends more than 10 years ago. Foote said, “Timo’s designs have always inspired me. I love how he plays with masculine silhouettes and concepts, and applies them to women’s wear.”

    Having worked in fashion illustration, Foote said he plans to collaborate with other designers going forward. His drawings can be found in Poppy King’s book “The A to Z of Lipstick,” which was published earlier this month. Foote said, ”I love the idea of pairing up a fashion designer and their vision with ours, the combination of ideas really sparks something unique.”

    Weiland’s mother, Alison, has been part of his company’s story from the beginning. The designer said it was inspiring to work side-by-side with another mother-son team. “Keeping it in the family is something that we have aimed to do with this beautiful line of handmade soaps,” Weiland said.

    Weiland has been busy gearing up for the debut of his uniforms for Crowne Plaza hotel staffers. In September, the InterContinental Hotels Group named him its style director for the Crowne Plaza brand in the Americas. The wardrobe overhaul is part of Crowne Plaza Accelerate, a strategy that includes a $200 million investment for the brand in the Americas region. Weiland started his signature label of women’s wear and men’s wear in 2010 with Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang.

  • MOTHER AND SON
    How Homemade Soap Built the Jabonería Marianella Empire
    Marianella Febres-Cordero and her son, David Foote, have done so well with their luxury soap business that it’s hard to believe it all started just a few years ago in her kitchen.
     

    10.07.16 12:59 PM ET
    Like many successful brands, the luxury soap business Jabonería Marianella has a compelling origin story. Or perhaps that should be “stories,” because Marianella Febres-Cordero did not merely escape the fraught political landscape of her native Venezuela. She then emigrated to the U.S., where against all odds she started what is now a thriving—and highly respected—business in the confines of her own kitchen.    
    Together with her son, David Foote, Febres-Cordero created and launched the beauty soap business in 2007, with signature scents like Moroccan Fig & Bergamot, and Wisteria & Jasmine—which she created to duplicate the smell of the Dama de la Noche flower that she once placed next to her young son David’s bed in Venezuela while he slept at night. Each of the company’s four scents are inspired by Marianella’s childhood, her children’s childhoods, and the favorite places she has lived. “It’s like a piece of me always goes into the making,” she says. 
    Over the years, the beauty bars have been sold in over 200 luxury boutiques worldwide, J. Crew being among their first notable retail partners.  They have become a fixture in the bath and beauty business for a discerning “who’s who” of taste makers, including everyone from celebrity trainer/boxer Noah Neiman of Barry’s Bootcamp fame to Broadway dancer/choreographer Charlie Williams—just two of the 20 well-known fans of the brand recently featured in a viral campaign created by Marianella’s son, David. 
    The brand is touted as being a “natural luxury” soap because of its frothy lather, but Marianella herself, is quick to say that she takes great pride in creating a lather that is all natural due to her “special” mix of ingredients.  In fact, she never intended on creating a natural soap product line, but the more she mixed and tested ingredients over the past 12 years, her natural combinations not only smelled better, but also delivered better results. 
    Jaboneria Marianella family
    As David explains, “If you can see it, it’s me. If you can feel it, it’s my mom.” Marianella, a celebrated author and graphic designer in Venezuela, creates the fragrances, formulas, hand picks the ingredients, and supervises the warehouse and store orders. And David, an accomplished fine artist and filmmaker in NYC, oversees the brand’s look, marketing, campaigns, and website. Let’s face it, partnerships are hard work, even on their best days. But a mother and son working relationship can prove to be tough, no matter how much love is involved.  Lessons learned from each?  David cites “patience is a virtue,” and Marianella quickly replies of working with her artist son, “never contradict him … ha ha,” conveying the importance of knowing what each person brings to the table. “We may have a difference in opinion,” she says, “but we always agree on what’s best for the business.” 
    Marianella has always focused on living her life with a creative slant, especially when nurturing her son’s natural artistic talent from the time he was a baby. “I never taught David to draw, but I did give him the tools and allowed him to be creative,” she says, telling the story of painting her living room wall with blackboard paint for her 1½-year-old son. “He was constantly drawing and used every piece of chalk before he opened a new box.” It was no surprise to her when David at the age of 18, left Venezuela and moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design in 1998.  

    Over the next few years, after Hugo Chavez took power in Venezuela, the socio-political climate became too dangerous for Marianella and David’s sister to live there alone. So David decided to move them to the U.S. in 2006.  But in Plano, Texas, where the family wound up, turned out to be less than hospitable to a woman recognized in her own country as an experienced author and designer. Although she quickly began applying for work and visited employment agencies, she found that no one took her seriously as an experienced artist and professional. As a female immigrant, she was only offered menial tasks or labor jobs. Marianella reflects, “it was doubly hard for me because I was always self-employed, always had my own business.” Frustrated and looking for a creative outlet, she started making soap in her kitchen, something she learned to do as a little girl in Venezuela and had continued to do as an adult.
    Ever since David moved to New York City, Marianella would send him customized soaps with the familiar scents of home. After many years and countless boxes of soap, David started handing out samples to his downtown NYC friends. When they couldn’t stop raving about the soap, David began to take his mother’s passion project seriously. One day, he called her and said, “Hell, why aren’t we selling this stuff?”and like that, Jabonería Marianella was born.
    Since launching the company, Marianella and David have worked out logistics and worked through growing pains, following an organic “learn as you go” approach. As David tells it, “This was a soap we loved, which my mom made in her kitchen.” They made a lot of mistakes, but collaborated on every decision. Reflecting on the early days of building the business, Marianella says, “I have to love what I do. The passion we put into this company, never wavering, no matter what, is what leads us to success.” 


    Then, in 2012, David called her one day with some exciting news: O Magazine was going to feature the soap as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. “When David told me, I burst out crying!” Marianella laughs now as she tells the story. “I was only making 45 bars of soap per week, and I instantly became overwhelmed, thinking about how many I’d have to make because of Oprah!” 
    Marianella was correct: the company quickly began producing more than 1,500 bars of soap a week and has never stopped growing since. It now mass-produces the recipes with Marianella closely supervising every detail, right down to how each bar of soap is wrapped. 
    Now the company is about to navigate its biggest holiday season yet, with the introduction of its first product extension of hand washes, body washes, and body creams. Marianella says, “This soap was created with love—based on the soap that I made for my son, with all things that he loved in his childhood—that is what started the company.”


 Products

  • Oak Moss and Coconut Bar Soap 6 oz
    Oak Moss and Coconut Exfoliating Soap Bar with Argan Oil...

  • Our ambrosial Oak Moss and Coconut fragrance enamors the senses, with rich notes of Coconut, the earthy essence of Oak Moss and the warm sweetness of ripe Mulberry.


    Our Exfoliating Oak Moss and Coconut Soap Bars are delicately crafted from an abundance of replenishing extracts. Healing Colloidal Oatmeal, antioxidant rich Honey, Oil from Morocco’s ancient Argan tree and finely ground Vanilla Bean seeds for a gentle exfoliation along with a host of other natural ingredients to create a pampering formula that both cleanses and invigorates. 

    All our soap bars are hand wrapped in 100% recycled paper. 

    100% Vegetable Base with No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Harmful Colorants, No Chelates and NO EDTA. We do NOT test our products on animals. Made in U.S.A.

  • Moroccan Fig and Bergamot Hand Wash 8 fl oz / 237
    Moroccan Fig and Bergamot Hand Wash with Borage Oil 8 fl oz / 237 mL...

  • Cherished for its restorative properties, our soothing Moroccan Fig and Bergamot Castile Soap Hand Wash is lovingly crafted from an abundance of exotic extracts. Mediterranean Borage Seed oil, Babassu butter from the famed Brazilian Palm and oil from Morocco’s ancient Argan tree are blended with a host of other natural ingredients to create a rich formula that both cleanses and heals. 

    Our stimulating Moroccan Fig and Bergamot fragrance refreshes and invigorates the senses, with crisp notes of Moroccan Fig, the sweet citrus aroma of Bergamot from the Ivory Coast, and delicately mixed notes of Apple, Grapefruit, Plum and Rosewood. 

    Natural Castile Soap made with No Colorants, No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, No Parabens, No Alcohol, No Silicones, No Phthalates, No Gluten, No Propylene Glycol, No Formaldehyde, No Nitrosamines, No Hexanes and No harsh chemicals. We do not test our products on animals. Made in U.S.A. For external use only.

  • Almond and White Tea Body Wash 8 fl oz / 237 mL
    Almond and White Tea Body Wash with Babassu Oil 8 fl oz / 237 mL...

  • Our tantalizing Almond and White Tea Castile Soap Body Wash is lovingly crafted from an abundance of exotic extracts. Babassu butter from the famed Brazilian Palm, oil from Morocco’s ancient Argan tree and moisturizing Caribbean Coconut Oil are blended with a host of other natural ingredients to create a rich formula that both cleanses and invigorates. 

    Our lush Almond and White Tea fragrance, with woody notes of Sandalwood and smoky Almond, empowers the senses, combined with sweet undertones of Coconut, the rich aroma of California Fig, and the soothing qualities of White Tea and Ginger.

    Natural Castile Soap made with No Colorants, No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, No Parabens, No Alcohol, No Silicones, No Phthalates, No Gluten, No Propylene Glycol, No Formaldehyde, No Nitrosamines, No Hexanes and No harsh chemicals. We do not test our products on animals. Made in U.S.A. For external use only.

  • Wisteria and Jasmine Body Cream 8 fl oz / 237 mL
    Wisteria and Jasmine Body Cream with Milk Thistle...

  • Our Wisteria and Jasmine Body Cream features a rich blend of oils, minerals and natural essences to both soothe and replenish. This light, quick-absorbent formula combines the restorative benefits of Milk Thistle Seed Extract, Moroccan Argan Oil, Mediterranean Borage Seed Oil and Rosemary Extract blended with a host of other natural ingredients to create a luxurious formula that both moisturizes and replenishes.

    Our delicate Wisteria and Jasmine fragrance with its luscious bouquet of Jasmine, Wisteria and Gardenia, calms and soothes the senses, with graceful notes of Apple, refreshing Lemon, and the enchanting allure of the Dama de la Noche flower in bloom.

  • Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar
    Hawaiian Black Lava Body Caviar Body Scrub...

  • Our New Body Caviars are a fresh new take on face & body scrubs that will truly revolutionize your skin. We welcome you to a new level of softness, moisture and luxuriously pampered skin. Made daily at our new Marianella Soap Bar by Marianella herself, they are 100 % Natural, and 100% amazing. Our body caviars are made in limited qtys and only with the purest and most beneficial ingredients.

    Available in 4 oz and 9oz. 

    Each Marianella Lava Body Caviar is Made with:

    • Black Lava Hawaiian Sea Salt
    • Epson Salt
    • Coffee
    • Green Tea
    • Honey
    • Coconut Oil
    • With essences of Cedar and Saffron.  

    How to Use: In the shower or bath, after your daily bathing ritual apply Body Caviar with base oil and massage over wet body with hands, gently scrub thoroughly, rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Your skin will be left wonderfully moisturized, feeling perfectly hydrated and pampered.

  • Three Soap Luxury Musk Gift Box
    Three Soap Luxury Musk Gift Box...

  • We have selected our best selling Musk Fragrances and presented them in a chic Black box that they will Love.  When you buy two bars you get the third one free! So give the gift of beautiful Skin With Jaboneria Marianella Soap.

    Inside each Citrus Gift Box you will find:: 

    • Our refreshing Rosewood and Litsea Cubeba fragrance invigorates and awakens, with a crisp combination of Indian Bois de Rose oil, the empowering citrus scent of Indonesian Litsea Cubeba combined with vibrant notes of Bergamot.
    • Our lush Almond and White Tea fragrance, with woody notes of Sandalwood and smoky Almond, empowers the senses, combined with sweet undertones of Coconut, the rich aroma of California Fig, and the soothing qualities of White Tea and Ginger.

    • Our ambrosial Oak Moss and Coconut fragrance enamors the senses, with rich notes of Coconut, the earthy essence of Oak Moss and the warm sweetness of ripe Mulberry.

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