Saipua is home to the creative practices of artist and educator Sarah Ryhanen and her network of collaborators and co-conspirators.
Saipua began in 2006 with a Brooklyn studio devoted to the dual crafts of flower arranging and soap-making (Saipua means “soap” in Finnish, a nod to Sarah's heritage and the tradition of Sauna). All of the soaps are made with natural ingredients and essential oils. Through her floral practice, Sarah has cultivated a distinct aesthetic, inspiring a broad movement in floral design. Over the years Saipua has developed into a dynamic consortium of creative endeavors; cultivating products, spaces, educational programing, and experiences that foster and encourage more intimate and provocative connections to the natural world.
The soaps are handmade at The Farm at World’s End, New York.