In 2010 the LIFELINE project began experimenting with product development to address several project objectives:
- Create employment while generating income for the project
- Raise awareness and communicate the project ethos and themes
- Demonstrate the principles of sustainability with tactile everyday products that address local problems
- Create local alliances between residents, business and the project network
This artisan soap, hand made in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, contains over 50% premium ingredients sourced locally. These include organic herbs grown on kitchen waste in the Sitric Compost Community Garden and oils discarded in local food production. The soap is available in small sample bars,100 gram bath bars and selection boxes wrapped for gift giving.
In 2014 year we developed a special range of products to support desireland’s Year of the Bee 2015, a year long programme of technical training in beekeeping and a research programme tracking all urban pollinating insects as well as artistic and educational programme that will look at how bees can inform the way we live in cities through six urban themes: home, communication, navigation, food/foraging, health and the commons.
The Bí range contains the unique local ingredients of Lifeline Soap as well as the special healing properties of honey, propolis and bee pollen and is enriched with Shea butter.
Lifeline Soap can be bought direct from us at desireland events and in our local health food emporium: MANOR HEALTH, 4 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
NEWS FLASH! Soon you will be able to buy Bí products in our new premises in Stoneybatter at 6 Rosemount Terrace, next to our neighbours and collaborators Lilliput Stores on Arbour Hill, Dublin 7. We are looking forward to meeting you in person and sharing our grand ambition to bring the North West Inner city into a productive partnership with nature, one project at a time.