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Iris

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Oh now I hope that this isn't something that you all have disgussed until the cows came home.
I wanted to re-order my custom wrapped soaps,shampoos, lotions, tray liners, etc. from Greenwich Bay last week, but I could not get an answer from the usual rep. there. So I emailed the company but there's no reply there either. No, I have not picked up the phone to dial their number yet, I hate to make phonecalls, blech.
My questions are
1. Does anyone know if they're still in business?
2. Which company supplies you with these things?
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated.
 

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Not sure of their prices but you could try Sysco,
http://www.guestsupply.com/default.aspx
 

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We have a combination of both labeled (Fuller Soaps) bars and bulk shampoos & bubble baths. Each room is provided 2 bars of glycerine labeled soap (bath tub & sink) and the rest are eco friendly glass decanters. Our guests really love the Fuller Soaps and often take the used portion with them when they leave. The lotions & bubble bath we provide are bulk and we add our own fragrances, bottle it in plastic dispensers, private label it (Fullers will sell you your label in rolls) and then all items are also sold in our gift area. It generates some nice extra revenue.
 

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Greenwich Bay is in business as far as I know. I order all my supplies from them. I only order by phone and have not tried the other options. Maybe they were just out for the day. Give them a call on Monday and see if they are there.
 

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Thanks for taking the time to post tips and weblinks :)
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
 

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We use NutriBiotic and Nature's Gate products as they fit our "green" philosophy and both come in scentless options which more and more guests are appreciating it seems.
Our first purchase was standard size bottles in order to test them on both ourselves and guests. We wanted to gauge how receptive guests were to having refillable, bigger bottles of stuff in the showers and on the vanity counters.
Once satisfied, we then bought one set of standard size bottles of each for our 4 rooms and now buy the 1 gallon size refills. If a bottle gets dropped and damaged, we replace it.
This is real important. Between guests when cleaning the bathroom, a seperate rag with anti-bacterial cleaner is used to wipe the bottles and even after a few years, they look like brand new. I unscrew the caps when refilling and soak them to get rid of any built up gunk and they too look like brand new.
There is a reason plastic is so pernicious in our landfills, the stuff is tough and lasts a really long time.
I'm sure a few germaphobes won't touch or use our stuff, but they are the types to bring their own anyway. In fact, our experience is that most people bring their own, so instead of them leaving with a few tiny bottles of stuff with our name on it as a memento of their stay that will end up in a landfill somewhere else, we put more of our resources into the quality of our food ingredients, our day trip planning resources, and keeping the house in tip top physical shape.
The stuff we offer isn't cheap and it isn't personalized for us, but we're more interested in the quality, earth friendliness, animal testing aspect and cutting down on waste both in packaging and product itself.
We may be missing out on some secondary income streams, but we are totally committed to offering our guests a very non-commercialized experience and a respite from the overbranded, overtly consumptive life they experience in their day to day world.
We downplay nearly every commercial or financial matter between us and our guests. Their deposit and tariff payment is handled very subtly and discreetly without pressure or any mercenary impulses coming from us in the slightest. Our primary target guest type appreciates this approach more than words can describe.
There are no mugs, t-shirts, coffee, tea, cookbooks, etc. for sale here. Even though we display the artwork of friends, neighbors and myself in our B&B, there isn't a price tag on anything nor is there any effort to push anything on anybody. We've had many guests take the brochure for the coffee we serve and start buying it themselves, but it isn't overtly pushed.
We've had guests really love the art of a neighbor or myself and go visit their studio and commission a piece for themselves, but thats about it. We won't even accept a kickback from the mostly struggling artists we associate with in return for the commission referral.
We also have refillable decanters for hand soap.
Sorry for going on and on, I must be mentally prepping for the incoming guest tonight who writes for an eco-tourism magazine and is doing a piece on our place.
 

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We use NutriBiotic and Nature's Gate products as they fit our "green" philosophy and both come in scentless options which more and more guests are appreciating it seems.
Our first purchase was standard size bottles in order to test them on both ourselves and guests. We wanted to gauge how receptive guests were to having refillable, bigger bottles of stuff in the showers and on the vanity counters.
Once satisfied, we then bought one set of standard size bottles of each for our 4 rooms and now buy the 1 gallon size refills. If a bottle gets dropped and damaged, we replace it.
This is real important. Between guests when cleaning the bathroom, a seperate rag with anti-bacterial cleaner is used to wipe the bottles and even after a few years, they look like brand new. I unscrew the caps when refilling and soak them to get rid of any built up gunk and they too look like brand new.
There is a reason plastic is so pernicious in our landfills, the stuff is tough and lasts a really long time.
I'm sure a few germaphobes won't touch or use our stuff, but they are the types to bring their own anyway. In fact, our experience is that most people bring their own, so instead of them leaving with a few tiny bottles of stuff with our name on it as a memento of their stay that will end up in a landfill somewhere else, we put more of our resources into the quality of our food ingredients, our day trip planning resources, and keeping the house in tip top physical shape.
The stuff we offer isn't cheap and it isn't personalized for us, but we're more interested in the quality, earth friendliness, animal testing aspect and cutting down on waste both in packaging and product itself.
We may be missing out on some secondary income streams, but we are totally committed to offering our guests a very non-commercialized experience and a respite from the overbranded, overtly consumptive life they experience in their day to day world.
We downplay nearly every commercial or financial matter between us and our guests. Their deposit and tariff payment is handled very subtly and discreetly without pressure or any mercenary impulses coming from us in the slightest. Our primary target guest type appreciates this approach more than words can describe.
There are no mugs, t-shirts, coffee, tea, cookbooks, etc. for sale here. Even though we display the artwork of friends, neighbors and myself in our B&B, there isn't a price tag on anything nor is there any effort to push anything on anybody. We've had many guests take the brochure for the coffee we serve and start buying it themselves, but it isn't overtly pushed.
We've had guests really love the art of a neighbor or myself and go visit their studio and commission a piece for themselves, but thats about it. We won't even accept a kickback from the mostly struggling artists we associate with in return for the commission referral.
We also have refillable decanters for hand soap.
Sorry for going on and on, I must be mentally prepping for the incoming guest tonight who writes for an eco-tourism magazine and is doing a piece on our place..
I thank you for your insight, Tim.
 

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we love the greenwich bay lines of soaps and having our logo on them really helps with repeat guests. someone else on here suggested the soaps and the other amenities or maybe it was the other forum. guests have called to book with us yeas later because they had kept the logod soaps with our name. cheap advertising. for the showers we use a dispenser from a place called dispenser.com. the dispenser are garanteed for life, if a part breaks they replace it. very nice system/ we have the plain dispenser with liquid soap for the sink and we refill these from a gallon jug. we buy them on sale (filled) and then when they are empty add the soap from the gallon jug. we used to have nice ceramic dispensers on the sinks but they got brokwn so now it's the plastic ones with the fish inside them. the method soap bottles are nice if you can get them on sale. we refill those too. we got our last greenwich bay order last year so haven't called them so not sure why you can't reach them.
 

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We have a combination of both labeled (Fuller Soaps) bars and bulk shampoos & bubble baths. Each room is provided 2 bars of glycerine labeled soap (bath tub & sink) and the rest are eco friendly glass decanters. Our guests really love the Fuller Soaps and often take the used portion with them when they leave. The lotions & bubble bath we provide are bulk and we add our own fragrances, bottle it in plastic dispensers, private label it (Fullers will sell you your label in rolls) and then all items are also sold in our gift area. It generates some nice extra revenue..
this year there is a person nearby who is making soap. this is something to look into later on as my greenwich bay order goes down. quite a substantial amount more money is involved but it is supporting a local artisan and she will make any scent i want and then i can sell the larger bars as you are doing. smaller bars fro the showers.
 

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We use NutriBiotic and Nature's Gate products as they fit our "green" philosophy and both come in scentless options which more and more guests are appreciating it seems.
Our first purchase was standard size bottles in order to test them on both ourselves and guests. We wanted to gauge how receptive guests were to having refillable, bigger bottles of stuff in the showers and on the vanity counters.
Once satisfied, we then bought one set of standard size bottles of each for our 4 rooms and now buy the 1 gallon size refills. If a bottle gets dropped and damaged, we replace it.
This is real important. Between guests when cleaning the bathroom, a seperate rag with anti-bacterial cleaner is used to wipe the bottles and even after a few years, they look like brand new. I unscrew the caps when refilling and soak them to get rid of any built up gunk and they too look like brand new.
There is a reason plastic is so pernicious in our landfills, the stuff is tough and lasts a really long time.
I'm sure a few germaphobes won't touch or use our stuff, but they are the types to bring their own anyway. In fact, our experience is that most people bring their own, so instead of them leaving with a few tiny bottles of stuff with our name on it as a memento of their stay that will end up in a landfill somewhere else, we put more of our resources into the quality of our food ingredients, our day trip planning resources, and keeping the house in tip top physical shape.
The stuff we offer isn't cheap and it isn't personalized for us, but we're more interested in the quality, earth friendliness, animal testing aspect and cutting down on waste both in packaging and product itself.
We may be missing out on some secondary income streams, but we are totally committed to offering our guests a very non-commercialized experience and a respite from the overbranded, overtly consumptive life they experience in their day to day world.
We downplay nearly every commercial or financial matter between us and our guests. Their deposit and tariff payment is handled very subtly and discreetly without pressure or any mercenary impulses coming from us in the slightest. Our primary target guest type appreciates this approach more than words can describe.
There are no mugs, t-shirts, coffee, tea, cookbooks, etc. for sale here. Even though we display the artwork of friends, neighbors and myself in our B&B, there isn't a price tag on anything nor is there any effort to push anything on anybody. We've had many guests take the brochure for the coffee we serve and start buying it themselves, but it isn't overtly pushed.
We've had guests really love the art of a neighbor or myself and go visit their studio and commission a piece for themselves, but thats about it. We won't even accept a kickback from the mostly struggling artists we associate with in return for the commission referral.
We also have refillable decanters for hand soap.
Sorry for going on and on, I must be mentally prepping for the incoming guest tonight who writes for an eco-tourism magazine and is doing a piece on our place..
most of the guest here don't use the profucts we supply they bring their own. the bath products are more for those who forget things when they travel. but they do take the soaps ome for souvenirs. cute, fun, fits in their makeup case easily. and they smell good when left in a suitcase between trips. we get a nice woodsy scent to go with our theme.
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
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IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
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IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
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If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
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IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
.
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
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gillumhouse said:
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
Do you still have theinstructions? Would you shre them ?
Heck, maybe my son can do them and make them for me and make a little $$$$ doing it...
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
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IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
.
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
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gillumhouse said:
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
Do you still have theinstructions? Would you shre them ?
Heck, maybe my son can do them and make them for me and make a little $$$$ doing it...
.
I just asked my friend to send them to me again. When I get them, I will forward. It is not expensive to make it either.
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
.
IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
.
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
.
gillumhouse said:
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
Do you still have theinstructions? Would you shre them ?
Heck, maybe my son can do them and make them for me and make a little $$$$ doing it...
.
I just asked my friend to send them to me again. When I get them, I will forward. It is not expensive to make it either.
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gillumhouse said:
I just asked my friend to send them to me again. When I get them, I will forward. It is not expensive to make it either.
Thank you :)
 

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Sorry I am not much help here. I use dispensers for Shampoo, Conditioner, bath and Shower Gel, etc...
Too xpensixe for me to get the bars shipped to AK and actually I don't have any waste either. But I would love to be able to offer some type of nice soaps. So, if anyone could direct me too to some good suppliers, it would be appreciated..
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
.
IrisoftheWayfarer said:
Is there no one in Alaska that could make things for you? You know cottage industry?
I must say, I really, really like what Greenwich Bay is doing for me. Their art department is fast and cheap. Is it possible that I didn't pay anything for the art? I think it is. It's been a few years.
leider nicht.
we have tons of people here who make beautiful hand made soaps, lotions and much more...but the cheapest soap I could fine, just a small handsop bar, would cost me $1.06 and I think that is too much waste just to wash your hands a couple of times.....
.
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
.
gillumhouse said:
If you have some time, you can make your own soap. My friend has been trying to get me to do it for years but I am too involved in too many things. She sent me the instructions of how to and it really was easy.
Do you still have theinstructions? Would you shre them ?
Heck, maybe my son can do them and make them for me and make a little $$$$ doing it...
.
I just asked my friend to send them to me again. When I get them, I will forward. It is not expensive to make it either.
.
Can you forward them to me, too? I can email you so that you have my email address. Thanks
 
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