There is a tiny door on the main street of Casale sul Sile – a small town located a few kilometres from Venice. It’s the entrance to Saponeria Sile, a magical place where the word “organic” is a mantra. The name of the shop was inspired by a green serpentine of water flowing in the middle of the Veneto, which also boasts the title of the Natural Park of River Sile.
The idea behind the shop goes back 12 years, when Nicola Ghedin and his partners decided that entrusting our daily routine to products with uncertain origin and ingredients couldn’t be the only option. That’s the reason why they came out with a strong organic approach for their business: selling natural products for skin care and housekeeping. All of them certified and dermatologically tested.
The shop itself has a sort of cozy atmosphere, in particular the section of the hand-made soaps, which attracts the sight with its pastel colors. All over the place, small labels describe the benefits of each soap bar by listing the main ingredients they are made of.
“Our purpose is to offer our customers the natural products that we would use for ourselves and for our children,” says the owner Nicola Ghedin. “We want to make sure that every ingredient contained in them is respectful with nature”.
All the brands commercialized by Saponeria Sile guarantee a local and controlled production. A philosophy that seems to be working out great, since Saponeria Sile has already opened several branches, the last one in Krakow. In addition, for those of you who don’t happen to live in Italy or Poland, their products are now available also on e-commerce.
TEXT & PHOTOS: Sarah Bastianello