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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brown Rice Family

The Etsy video team has invited experimental and documentary filmmakers to contribute to our original video series and photographer Pascal Perich produced this first guest filmmaker episode on soap and music makers, Brown Rice Family. The Brown Rice Family is a multi-ethnic group that makes soap from Japanese brown rice in Brooklyn, NY. The also create music together!




This is their message on their Etsy shop (I love it!):


We are Brown Rice Family and we firmly believe that the most natural way is the most civilized way. BRF initially started out as a world roots band that gathers inspirations from all corners of the world in order to create fresh and healthy music. Now, however, we have evolved into an independent company. Ancient rhythms of the world inspired us to see that core values of our life are being compromised due to our society’s foolish ambition for mass production. We learned that almost all products that we consume contribute to our severe global pollution. We want to be free from these poisonous and low quality products that big companies are feeding us. We know that in order to be a true independent organization we must have control over our own necessities such as food, clothing, housing and personal care products. Our goal is to make high quality natural products that would meet the necessities of first, the Brown Rice Family. Then we want to share the same products in accordance with one love.




Thank you, Heather, who works over at Etsy, for giving me the opportunity to share this with you.  These are definitely some of the things I miss about Brooklyn.  It would be great to walk over there and perhaps sit with Mei, their dog, and watch them and hang.

Thank you to all the members of The Brown Rice Family!  Beautiful soap AND music.

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8 comments:

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

What a great story!!! I love how he actually stirs his ingredients by hand...NO WAY:) I'm off to peruse their shop now.

anselblue design studio said...

I saw this video today and it was really great!

Amy Warden said...

How neat! Back to basics...

FuturePrimitive said...

more more! that was brilliant. i love the dog too. i love the simplicity of their soap. what a group of ace folk!

Splurge Sisters said...

Wow, that is labour intensive to stir the soap by hand. I was in New York 3 weeks ago and had a chance to visit Brooklyn.

Ruby Lane said...

Once again I am on the sidelines left so very inspired! Loved this story, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Soap at it's purist.

Soaps and Bubbles said...

I really loved the movie. Thanks for sharing. They look like a kick ass group of people. It's fantastic to see how they are so into the soap making. And the fact that they mix their soap by hand is just amazing.