TELLURIDE – Telluride’s homegrown Tomboy Soap Co. has been sold to John and Denise Weaver, founder Jessica Newens announced last month.
Newens will work closely with the Weavers for the coming year to ensure a smooth transition.
“There has been no change,” John Weaver said this week, to the Tomboy “formulation or to the product line.
“It’s all the same soap – just more focused on sales.”
In announcing the sale, Newens said of Denise Weaver: “Denise's sales and marketing background along with her experience working with Astara Skincare, another Telluride-rooted company, have prepared her well to take over Tomboy Soap Company. Denise is working closely with me to understand the unique characteristics I have tried to maintain with my products and plans to continue supporting you in the same manner.”
At Astara, Denise and her colleagues constantly worked to offer natural ingredients while keeping chemicals, sulfates, artificial colorants, and artificial fragrances out of their products as much as possible.
“She understands the challenges of making this happen and is committed to maintaining Tomboy's similar philosophy of creating the most natural and nourishing products possible,” said Newens. “I think you will find the integrity of Tomboy's products remains the same, along with the painstakingly designed look and feel of the product line.”
Tomboy will be participating in the TAG Bazaar on Dec. 5-7 at the Telluride High School and Norwood Noel Night at Goedele Fahnestock's studio behind her house at Grand Ave. and Spruce St. on Dec. 12-13.
“I'll be involved in both sales, so people can meet Denise and/or catch up with me on the latest, greatest about Tomboy,” said Newens.
Tomboy's contact information remains the same: P.O. Box 2261, Telluride, CO 81435, 970/327-0304. The email address firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to work, but it will now go to Denise instead of Newens, who can be contacted at 970/327-0338 or email@example.com.