The team at Kent & Bond believes that good grooming starts small say, with a great bar of soap. While large-market brands use chuckle-inducing commercials and chemically infused body washes, Kent & Bond (launched in 2014) keeps things small-batch, simple and most importantly organic.
The brand recently launched its E-commerce site and is in the midst of bringing its product lineup to market specifically, its signature Organic Body Bricks made in five brisk scents, along with more unique offerings like a hydrating Body Salve and an Organic Deodorant. To store all those well made products, Kent & Bond is also offering a limited-run Horween leather dopp kit stitched right in America by an expert leathersmith.
Beard oil is also part of its product offering, and crucially for guys looking to save money, products like the Body Brick retail for just $14.
The brand also prides itself on ingredients derived directly from nature, creating a rustic, real edge that other grooming companies can only manufacture through marketing. Even the scents of its Body Bricks, like Forest Musk or Charcoal Pine, evoke a attention to detail combined with a rugged feel exactly the type of consumer the brand wants to reach. Special ingredients like Shea butter or pine and wintergreen essential oils add an extra layer of care to that balance.
Kits containing a variety of product are also available for those who simply can’t decide. In particular, the Full Kit comes housed in the Horween leather dopp kit and even includes a Cedar Soap Rest.
Kent & Bond’s team says that “we set out to create what we would want for ourselves,” and that shines through in its product. The philosophy makes sense when one considers that what you put on your skin should, ideally, be as chemical-free as possible according to the brand.
And going the extra effort extends through to its charitable giving efforts, too — for every bar of soap sold, Kent & Bond donates a bar of soap to someone in need.
“We believe that it is possible to sell a great product and help people at the same time,” the brand says. “With so many people around the world without access to hygiene products, we knew that this would be an area where we could make a difference.”
In a particularly impactful brand video, imagery of adventurers pushing the limits around the world brings a special sense of gravity to the company’s mission it’s a story that’s just unfolding if customers keep buying in.
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