Located on the edge of a saw mill in Oxfordshire, LA-EVA comes as the natural evolution of an artisan studio specialising in cold process soap making. For us, traditional handmade soap provided a unique platform for exploring palettes of scents, the potential of natural raw ingredients, and the care and attention it takes to create something truly beautiful. In our light, fragrant studio space, for a handful of years we cooked, cut, edged and packaged batches, blocks and bars of soap. Over time we worked on recipes and formulations for other products too, and popped up at festivals, local independent shops and markets, including the iconic London Spitalfields. We established a small, faithful customer base and close working relationships with farms, suppliers and the Soil Association.
Recently, a wind of evolution flew in through our studio windows, bringing with it the sense that is was time to pull together some of the best elements of our work and share them more broadly. New individuals organically joined our journey along the way. Among them Rose-Marie Caldecott, a budding fine artist whose studio is located opposite ours, and whose etherial textures of paintings in progress now decorate the LA-EVA amber glass bottles. The LA-EVA studio nowadays is a space of broader inspiration and collaboration, a lived in space where creativity is fostered and ideas are generated. Against this backdrop, a small, carefully curated range of products has come together - beautiful, organic, universal units of well-being, inspired by sensory experiences, and a love of art.
'LA-EVA stems from a spirit of joie de vivre, builds on artisan roots, and aligns naturally with the organic movement. LA-EVA comes together where the senses meet skincare, where luxury is aligned with simplicity and where body & mind are treated as one.'
Louisa Canham, Founder