Green Fortune Soap Opens In-House Spa

Acquires VivVere Living Candles

Monday, April 7, 2014
Jennifer Strain
Jennifer Strain

Chattanooga-based Good Fortune Soap announced the opening of its in-house spa as well as the acquisition of VivVere Living Candles. 

Jennifer Strain, owner of Good Fortune Soap, has purchased VivVere LLC, another Chattanooga based, female owned company with a globally philanthropic vision. Founder of VivVere, Coco McCain, shared the vision of her eco-friendly, artisan packaged, philanthropic candle company to Mrs. Strain, and they agreed it was a perfect fit down to the last detail, said officials. 

“Good Fortune is fostering the local economy by expanding services and products,” states Ms. Strain. “We are also extending our global footprint through charitable giving like Giving Milk, a program started by VivVere.” 

The retail store has expanded its selection of products including VivVere candles, artisan-fragranced candles made with natural soy wax. Each candle highlights exotic areas around the globe. West Africa is represented by an amber-patchouli blend, Italy by bergamot, and France by lavender, for example. 

While the Good Fortune shop is expanding, the spa continues to serve clients in Chattanooga. Veteran aesthetician Lynda Painter offers organic, all natural facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, and more. The spa expects to expand to massages soon, and is exploring hosting spa parties for groups in the future.

“We are excited about the growth with our spa room and the acquisition of globally-minded VivVere,” comments Ms. Strain. “VivVere means, “to live…to be alive” and that idea of mindful living marries well with the Good Fortune motto “to be the change you want to see in the world.”

VivVere Living Candles
VivVere Living Candles

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