We had the good fortune of connecting with Rhonda & Jillian Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rhonda & Jillian, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We wanted to bring a natural alternative to everyday essentials. A Vegan essential care line that makes you feel good putting on your skin. Made with all natural ingredients to help with issues like sensitivity, dryness, eczema, and psoriasis prodded skin.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a Mother & Daughter owned and operated company based out of San Antonio, TX. ChemFree Naturally is a vegan, eco-friendly, and paraben-free essential care line. Our journey hasn’t been easy, we made the transition from 9-5 to 365. Our current hurdle is funding, We want our customers to enjoy the all-around Chem-Free Experience. And we have found great tips from local organizations and social platforms. As we continue to shed light on vegan alternatives to essential care.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are shopping local for sure. Sunday morning to start preparing for the week ahead wed have to start by heading to Hash Vegan Eats on Sunday for a great vibe and even better food. Stop by a pop-up market and grab a few one-of-a-kind pieces. Then off to the farmers market to get our produce for the week. And for a little razzle-dazzle stop by rollercade on Wednesday night to enjoy the adult skate night. Pop into the Kosmic vegan marketplace to restock on some local vegan favs. Lastly, dine in at binge to get some Vegan soul food.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
On behalf of myself and the Chem-free staff we would like give a shout out and huge thank you to all of San Antonio and the surrounding areas for the support these last few years. From those who tried out products to those who stopped by to say hi. We’d like to give a special thanks to San Antonio farmer’s Market, Bandera Market and those not mentioned for giving us an opportunity to partner with them.
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