Meet the Maker: Ursa Major

Oliver and Emily of Ursa Major

Some brands just speak to you on multiple levels.  Between the message of get outside, to living major, plus using nature's goodness for wildly effective skincare - you could say Ursa Major had us at hello.  We are thrilled to welcome Emily Doyle of the Vermont-steeped line to our Nantucket store on Thursday, 7/28 from 4-6pm for a Meet the Maker and launch of the new Force Field Daily Defense Lotion (hey there, lightweight + good for you SPF!) In advance of Emily's visit, we sat down to ask her some hard hitting questions, you know, like what's so great about summertime in VT.  Check it out!

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The Sea is the Key | Guest Post by Jenefer Palmer of OSEA Malibu

OSEA Malibu's Jenefer Palmer Harvesting Seaweed

Where others just saw seaweed, OSEA Malibu Founder Jenefer Palmer saw a skin superfood. Over twenty years ago, when a jet-lagged Jenefer treated herself to a fresh algae bath at a spa in Buenos Aires, she had no idea that it would change her life forever. “It was the most invigorating and rejuvenating self-care experience of my life. I had to have more of that seaweed.”  Read on to learn more about Jenefer's process and the incredible skin benefits of organic sea algae.

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Thoughts on July from Tara
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    July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. There’s nothing more wholesome than relaxing outdoors with family and friends. Honestly, who doesn’t love picnics and fireworks?? I also like that the holiday encourages us to honor our freedom and independence—which we all probably take for granted the remaining 364 days of the year.

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Meet the Maker: Jana of Captain Blankenship

Jana Blankenship (coolest name ever, right?) is the multitasking mastermind behind one of our most beloved brands, Captain Blankenship. Every product she dreams up is inspired by time spent in nature, from the Hudson River Valley where she is based to the coast of Maine where she has spent summers since childhood, and they’re always made from pure, organic and wild crafted ingredients. Jana (pronounced Yah-na) is a super mom, super maker, and super inspiring woman - so much so that we thought a little chat was definitely in order. Read on to learn about why nature is so crucial to her process plus her take on how to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance.

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La Bella Figura's Daily Elements Defense - Your Summer Skin Savior


La Bella Figura has made it their mission to search the world high and low for exceptional ingredients that are undiscovered by convention. Their formulations are profoundly potent and crazy beautiful! They are the creators of one of the most asked about products in the Follain portfolio - Which also happens to be our founder, Tara’s fave - the Daily Elements Defense Face Oil. Being such a multi-functional product, it can be difficult to fully comprehend its magical powers, so to help us understand why this is one of our must-have picks for summer, we’ve asked La Bella Figura brand founder, Victoria Fantauzzi, to explain its amazing benefits. 


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Meet the Maker: Osmia Organics


We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sarah Villafranco of Osmia Organics back to Follain twice this month - June 18th on Nantucket and June 23rd in Beacon Hill. With delicious scents and thoughtful formulations, Osmia's products are a treat for your senses and your skin, and they are some of our faves in the summer months. We sat down to chat with this inspiring maker on best practices for dealing with summer skin, advice for future makers, and how best to return to our senses.

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Meet the Maker: Rachel Winard of Soapwalla Kitchen



She's back! Everyone's favorite deodorant guru (and a guru of just about everything else if you ask us) is back in Beacon Hill this Thursday, June 9th to chat about clean living and share the story of her powerful vegan products. For Rachel, it's not all about skincare, she also makes a mean brownie that we can all feel good about eating. Read on for some inspiring tid-bits, and a list of what you should definitely be reading this summer. 

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