Warning! A few dirty words are sprinkled throughout this squeaky clean episode. Deb and Karan chat with the gentlemen who founded The Mad Optimist, formerly known as Soapy Soap. Not only do they make custom soaps (yes, you customize and name your own high quality soaps and more), they give a shit. About the planet, about their employees, about their manufacturing techniques and about you. So much so that they print “We give a shit” on t-shirts and it’s the first line of their business manifesto, their Humanifesto. They have a great story and product, so tune in and be inspired by a business trying to do things the right way!
In our Facebook Follow segment we encourage listeners to check out the Meadowood facebook page for interesting ideas on things to do, both events open to the public on the Meadowood campus or just ideas of fun activities in our community! And in our REAL-List segment, Deb shares the realities of a home remodeling project.
Soapy Soap and the Mad Optimist was started by three guys who wanted to create a more natural, functional bar of soap, and couldn’t stop there! Now they produce a full line of body care products at their facility in Bloomington, IN, using only the highest-quality, meticulously researched plant-based ingredients.
They’re a lighthearted group, but they take quality extremely seriously- they know our customers are conscious about what they put in their bodies, so why not create products for what they put on their bodies the same way? Their customers are just like them- they are aware of the environment and sustainability, and take an enlightened, intelligent approach to education, social justice, and other important issues.
Mohammed M. Mahdi – Owner/Director of Operations, Maker, Designer – Mohammed M. graduated from Indiana University with a BA degree majoring in psychology.
Anthony Duncan – Owner/Director of Marketing, Maker, Designer – Anthony graduated from Indiana University with a BA degree majoring in linguistics and German.
Mohammed A. Mahdi – Owner/Director of Sales, Maker, Designer – Mohammed A. graduated from Indiana University with a BA degree majoring in political science