A loan helped us rebrand our conference and move it to a more accessible location for southeastern entrepreneurs!


Rachel's story

Rachel Mullen and Chloe Tate are the co-founders of the Southeastern Bath and Body Conference. Rachel Mullen began her journey into personal care products in 2010 when she started Music City Suds. Plagued with skin allergies and eczema, she started making soap to help her skin heal naturally. Once she began experimenting with different ingredients and soap making techniques, she knew there had to be others like her. After attending a conference in Alabama, she volunteered to take over the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting. Rachel believes that the annual gathering of soap makers and formulators is an important way for those in a traditionally solitary profession to meet with others like them. It allows the community as a whole to grow in a positive way, for members to network and commiserate and troubleshoot together. Chloe Tate grew up in the small town of Chapin, South Carolina before moving to the big city of Atlanta in 2018. She started out as an intern with the Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting and worked her way up to co-founder and event organizer in 2019 when she and Rachel decide to rebrand the conference. Currently, Chloe is working to launch her own company in the bath and body space as well.


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This Kiva loan helps the Tennessee Soap and Candle group secure a venue for their annual meeting.



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About Tennessee Soap and Candle Meeting

Industry: Education
Years in operation: More than 5 years
Website: tennesseesoapandcandle.wordpress.com

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