Meghan Wright began her career as a credentialed California educator, but in 2015 diverted her energies away from teaching and into owning and operating her small business, Figs and Feathers Farm. For nearly 10 years prior, Meghan spent much of her down time creating, crafting and experimenting in her tiny galley kitchen in Northern California. It was here in this shared space, that Meghan discovered her love of handwork, unveiling the intricacies of soapmaking, and learning about the secret lives of plants.
The story of Figs and Feathers Farm isn’t specific to one geographic location, rather, represents a host of friends, family, and close-knit community members. Meghan greatly relies on this community to help provide the things she requires to craft her herbal skincare goods. It is the lavender lovingly grown and hand harvested by her cousins. It is the coffee roasted locally and brought back from distant and exotic lands. It is the organic coconut oil sourced responsibly and distributed in a small nearby town. It is the St. John’s Wort wildharvested with the help of a father’s hands. Each of these things helps to make Figs and Feathers Farm everything it is: Community gathered, community grown, co-operative skincare.
Meghan has recently returned to the classroom to continue her education in herbalism as well as aromatherapy. Meghan’s all natural, herbal creations, keep her rooted in her earthly existence. Wild-harvesting and wildcrafting with local herbs and plants are a significant part of her business model. Meghan adores any opportunity to delve into Mother Nature's pocket to pluck some of the goodness she has to offer! This is one of the reasons she has begun studying herbalism; soap and medicine making are both ancient traditions that evolved from nature. Meghan’s handwork is truly inspired by nature’s simplicity and Figs and Feathers Farm is ambitiously aiming to bring comfort and healing back to the rituals of bathing.
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