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About Shannon

Shannon, Founder of Pipit & Finch

Pipit & Finch Founder and Creative Director Shannon Brown was born to be a maker.

From a pottery wheel in the laundry room to nature walks along the forest, craft sessions in the living room, Shannon remains ever-inspired by the thoughtful creativity that fueled her lively childhood home.

As the youngest of 10 siblings (yes, TEN) her mother encouraged the family to find imaginative ways to tangibly and expressively engage in the world around thema practice she continues to devotedly pursue.

Over the years, Shannon has quite literally tried her hand at everythingfrom letterpress printing to jewelry making, professional flower arranging to dried nature pressings—when the idea of artisanal soaps really took flight.

She eventually honed her craft skills down to focus on the delicate art of soap making, setting out to create a thoughtful business rooted in nature. And so, Pipit & Finch was born.

Now nestled in a Reno studio, Shannon handmakes every bar with a focus on botanically-derived products that feel as luxurious as they look.

“Pipit & Finch products are meant to be enjoyed as a daily hint of luxury that transforms a familiar household product into a refreshingly distinctive experience; you’re not ‘just buying soap.’ You’re also buying a little piece of everyday magic, a tiny work of art from my hands to your homeor wherever the journey takes you.”

When she’s not experimenting on her latest batch, you can find Shannon growing inspiration in the garden or hanging out with her pooch, Harvey Milkbone.

About Pipit & Finch

Pipit & Finch was born in 2018 to embrace the free-spirit of our natural world through the luxury cleansing experience of handcrafted soap.

Formulated with an artisanal mentality, and without artificial fragrances and dyes, every nourishing bar is cured for no less than four weeks to ensure every bar of soap is lovingly shaped by our hands, directly to yours.

The entire collection is gentle on the skin—unembellished yet complex—delicately indulging the senses with luxury botanical oils to encourage a tangible self-care ritual that’s meant to be enjoyed daily. A little taste of the elusive wild, taking flight in your home.

Proudly formulated, designed and made in Reno, Nevada.

What sets Pipit & Finch apart, brings us all together. You can always expect: 

  • Small, hand-cut batches
  • Phthalate, paraben, and cruelty-free natural ingredients and fragrances
  • Four to six weeks of curing for optimal usage
  • Conscious production + sustainable packaging

What's in a Name?

The Pipit & Finch name was inspired by some of nature’s most delicate yet determined birds: the pipit and the finch. Although both petite in size, the pipit and finch are great in personalitywhich is exactly how we feel about our handmade soaps.