Hello, I am Annabelle, the Founder of Spadét (pronounced spa day).
We manufacture pure, safe and all natural skin, hair, body and wellness products using our proprietary olive soap and glycerin.
I was the first member of my family to be born in America. My mother was a chemist, and immigrated from the Philippines to New York City, working 3 jobs to provide for our family. My father made less than today’s minimum wage. When he wasn’t working, he was driving my mother from job to job, waiting in the car until her work was done. I was a latch-key kid. I had to figure things out with limited support. I made mistakes, but I learned from them and never gave up.
I began developing Spadét products in 2008 because my daughter, Devan, suffered from eczema. I was unable to find a solution to relieve her itchy, red patches using conventional products.
With my background in biochemistry and natural remedies, I researched, experimented and developed products that restored the appearance of her skin and prevented future flare ups.
My products launched at Whole Foods Market in June 2017. That is when Spadét grew from the lab in my basement to our facility in Harlem, NYC.
OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS
We source our extra virgin olive oil from a local US farm, where it takes 30 days to saponify the oil into soap and glycerin. We have a 19th century cold-process (no heat) that retains the vitamins, antioxidants and antibacterial properties of olives to make the purest, safest and most nourishing soaps, moisturizers and shampoos for the skin, body and hair. Because our products are pure and hypoallergenic, they are gentle and safe for all ages, and recommended for people who suffer from skin sensitivities.
By creating a brand that delivers nature’s gifts to promote beauty and wellness, we can create a better future for our children and the earth. I am proud to be working with NYC Administration for Children’s Services to provide Spadét products for children who are less fortunate. I offer workshops for those who want to have fun making customized, all-natural products, including the elderly residents at Sunrise Assisted Living. I am also on the advisory board of WEALF, Women Entrepreneur Action Loan Fund, as a mentor to other women entrepreneurs.
My goal as an entrepreneur is to create safe, all natural products for those with varying skincare needs, and to become an inspiration to others.