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Blacksheep products - A bit of history.
Black sheep has been in business since 2014 making soaps, grooming products and candles. Wes Cannon and JD Samples started the company because they saw a need in the market for a better variety of men’s grooming products and candles. They spent a lot of time perfecting the methods and scientific processes behind what they do so that they could make and understand a superior product. While Black Sheep Products is primarily focused on marketing towards men with its grooming products and scent line up, it is by no means only for men. Many people enjoy our scents and products, either because they are superior to what they have found on the market or because they offer a unique scent.
Wes cannon has been making soap for almost a decade now. “I got into this because I really liked natural soap, I just didn’t love the standard scents you could find and I figured I could also make them cheaper. Well… turns out you can’t make them a lot cheaper, but I sure enjoy the scents I come up with”. As demand grew for his soaps he started to realize there might be a business in what he was doing just for fun.
JD Samples, an accountant by trade, got involved because it sounded fun and he had always enjoyed similar products but was also looking for something a little more distinct than what was available on the market currently. Through working on a CSA farm JD developed his interest in local and sustainable business. As he moved to Pittsburgh he was looking for a way to get involved, and Black Sheep Products was a perfect fit.
“What we have found over the last few years is that people love a genuine product. We don’t promise anything that isn’t there. People keep coming back to us because our products work. The more we do, the more we find ourselves engrained into the local economy here. And it’s cool to see the community start to expect you to be places. It’s like they want us here- and we are good with that’’.