Fair Ivy 2013

If you are a long time reader of the Soap Queen blog, you might remember when we hosted a contest for Fair Ivy a few years ago.  It was an absolute blast for everyone involved and we’ve decided to bring it back again and this year have doubled the fun. What is Fair Ivy? Fair Ivy is a premium subscription service that carefully selects the handmade gifts for women and they want to include YOUR handmade products with a theme of fancy soap and packaging that appeal to women.

Fair Ivy

What to Enter

  • Anything in the bath and body department; lotions, soaps (melt & pour and cold process), scrubscandles or creams that fit in with the theme of fancy soaps and packaging. If you have any questions please email contest(at)brambleberry(dot)com or leave a comment below.

 How to Enter

  • Send us your Fair Ivy submission ensuring that it arrives by Monday, April 8th, 2013. Please send two samples of your entry. We must receive your package before April 8th for your product to be considered. Finalists will be announced on April 15th, 2013.

Ship to: Bramble Berry Inc.
C/O Fair Ivy Contest
2138 Humboldt Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


  • The theme this year is fancy soap and packaging that would appeal to women. You can find more inspiration on what Fair Ivy is looking for herehere and here.


  • Bramble Berry will test and judge your products then send the finalists to the Fair Ivy head quarters where the final winners will be chosen.
  • Your product must have your name, company, contact information and ingredients listed.
  • Remember to send a quantity of two so Bramble Berry can try one out and send a pristine example along to Fair Ivy.


  • Packages must be sent to:Bramble Berry
    C/O Fair Ivy Contest
    2138 Humboldt St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225
  •  Submission for this contest must arrive at Bramble Berry on or before Monday, April 8th, 2013.
  • The winner of this contest will be announced on Monday, April 15th, 2013


  • The winner of the 2013 Fair Ivy contest will be featured during a single month as one of the surprise senders and will ship directly to the Fair Ivy customers during that month. Be prepared to make between 50-150 products.  The price range may vary.  Depending on the product, size, quality and wholesale price, Fair Ivy could pay up to $7.50 per product. Once you have sent out your product you will also be featured on Fair Ivy’s BlogFacebook and Newsletter. It’s an exciting way to get direct contact with new customers.

Additional Prize

  • A second winner will be chosen based on their packaging. This winner will win a month of surprises from Fair Ivy regardless of whether your entry was chosen to be featured or not.

Coupon Code

  • Fair Ivy is offering any Soap Queen subscribers a chance to receive $5 off the first month subscription service. To receive this special offer enter SOAPY5 when you subscribe. This offer lasts until March 31st!

Good Luck!

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  1. Moira Casadei says

    Fair Ivy did announce on it’s FB page that they had chosen the winners for this contest, but could not tell the names because their packages are surprises. Did they notify the contest winners of this “classified information”?? I have not heard any results, just saying! I’m sure they realize that an order of 100+ will take more than a six to cure and package (cold process soap, that is!). Thank you for any information you can shed on this issue!
    Best regards,

  2. says

    “Your product must have your name, company, contact information and ingredients listed.”

    Does the contact information include street address, phone number, and email? My business number is also my cell phone, and my street address is my home. I want to be clear on what is required on the label. I don’t want to put any personal info on the label that does not have to be.


    • says

      Hi Lianne!

      We are absolutely accepting bath bombs as long as they go with the theme of the contest which is, ‘fancy soap and packaging that would appeal to women.’ The contest does end on Monday, April 8th, so make sure to get your products to us by then! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • says

      Hi Susan!

      For this particular contest, any bath and body product (including hot process) which falls within the theme; which is fancy soap and packaging that would appeal to women; will be accepted. Just make sure you send two of the product you are wanting to submit to the contest! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  3. says

    I had the same question regarding the shipping as well. My soaps are unique and are shipped in a box, rather than an envelope. I ship priority mail as the box is included and the average cost is around $5-$6 each. So if I am shipping them directly to each customer, that’s going to eat up the entire cost of the soap. Maybe I am misunderstanding. Are we shipping direct to each individual customer, or bulk to Fair Ivy?

  4. says

    Is it possible to get an idea of how, if you are lucky enough to win, shipping works? Does Fair Ivy supply boxes/outer packaging? If not, is the artisan reimbursed for shipping separately, or is it a part of the wholesale price? One of my best selling items currently has two different packaging options, and one of them is on the heavy side (and at the higher end of that $7.50 price range). I’m trying to decide whether to tweak the packaging on the lighter option to fit in better with the theme, or go with the heavier one because it’s more awesome. ^_^

  5. Jessica says

    I actually saw another service sort of similar, which sent out samples for a subscription price.. I don’t remember the name of it right now, but it actually looked interesting. It was all hand made items. I am going to watch for the pictures of these items, I am not quite experienced enough to do anything of this sort :)

    • Anne-Marie says

      It’s whatever you want. In my experience, Fair Ivy does value beautiful presentation so definitely make sure your packaging is lovely AND you could make it in bulk =) The typical profile of a customer is a woman so while they may have men in their lives to share it with, they might not want to so I’d go more for products (and packaging) that was appealing to women =)

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