The T-Zone Chats with Joella Hogan from The Yukon Soaps Company
Photo credit left to right: The T-Zone, Vista Print
If you missed our Instagram Live with Yukon Maker Joella Hogan, you can watch it here.January 27th, Makejoy hosted an Instagram Live featuring beauty editors Emily MacCullogh and Ingrie Williams of The T-Zone chatting with Joella Hogan, founder of The Yukon Soaps Company. Joella Hogan is one of the makers featured in the Yukon Makes Beauty Bag, a selection of thoughtfully made beauty products from the Yukon curated by The T-Zone. In our conversation, Joella shared her approach to making locally crafted products — and her innovative and inspirational ideas for building a business that contributes positively to her community.
Stay tuned for more livestream chats with Yukon Makers coming soon to the Makejoy Instagram feed. And learn more about Joella and The Yukon Soaps Company here.
Yukon Makes is a curated collection of 12 extraordinary makers from Canada’s smallest territory. Read more about their stories here.
Photo credit left to right: Peter O'hara & Jenna Dixon, Joella Hogan
“I come from a long line of strong, vibrant, indigenous women. My matriarchs are teachers, healers, bush women, social advocates, and cultural leaders. They’ve taught me how to make things happen. Through my line of hand-crafted soaps, I work to embody elements of each of the special talents shared by my family and community.
When I moved to Mayo, to live on my traditional territory, I envisioned reconnecting with my community, elders, land, and language.
Happily, I’ve been able to do all of that through The Yukon Soaps Company, by using local plants in my formulations, employing local youth, using Na-cho Nyak Dun beadwork and plant knowledge, and by sprinkling in Northern Tutchone language wherever I can.”
—Joella Hogan, The Yukon Soaps Company