Brad and Marlis strongly believe in conserving the environment, recycling, buying local and utilizing thingsthat can be found in nature; They also like to use good soap. The result – an all-natural, and in some cases, organic line of soap and detergents. Risa soaps are hand made in the traditional cold-process method, are all-vegan, and retain the natural glycerin produced by a reaction called saponification.
Marlis and Brad grew up together in Atlanta and now live in Decatur, GA with their daughter, Bea. Brad received a BA in Chemistry and an MBA from Emory and worked as an Executive in the telecommunications industry for 13 years. Marlis received her BA in Fine Art from Kenyon College and graduated from Portfolio Center in Atlanta with her concentration in Illustration. She runs a Freelance Illustration business focused on engraved glass, illustrating children’s books, painting, designing packaging and other creative pursuits.