Handmade, Sustainable and Irish : The Story of Mavis Nest

From Passion to Business: The Journey of Mavis Nest

Explore our story of passion and craftsmanship at Mavis Nest

Our Roots in Tata, Hungary

A Passion for Soap Making

At Mavis Nest, we are passionate about creating high-quality, handmade cosmetics that are safe for both humans and the environment. Our journey began in the charming town of Tata, Hungary, where our founder, Kata C. Rigo, fell in love with the art of soap making. But it wasn’t until she moved to Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland with her family in September 2019 that she decided to turn her passion into a business.

From Passion to Business

Dedication to Quality and Sustainability

In 2020, we started out as Soft Paws Cosmetics, but as our brand evolved and grew over the years, we felt the need for a new name that better represented our mission and values. So, in 2023, we rebranded to Mavis Nest. We believe that this new name truly captures the essence of our brand and its dedication to quality, sustainability and craftsmanship.

Irish Made Award Finalist

Recognition and Awards

We are incredibly proud to have been recognized as an Irish Made Award finalist in 2020 and 2022, and to have won the 3rd place for Best Crafter Stall at the Tinahely Agrishow 2022. These awards are a testament to our commitment to being an Irish made brand and to crafting our products with love and care.

Kenel sponsorship - Social responsibility - Mavis Nest - Wexford, Ireland
Sponsorship of Seal Rescue Ireland

Commitment to Making a Positive Impact

From our day one, we have been committed to giving back to the community, that’s why we sponsor Seal Rescue Ireland, and have organised fundraising campaigns for small Irish volunteer groups over the years. We believe that it is important to support the community that supports us and make a positive impact on the environment and the animals that live in it.

Soap Making Workshops with Kata

Sharing Our Passion and Knowledge

We also believe in sharing our passion and knowledge with others, that’s why we offer soap making workshops led by our founder Kata. In these workshops, you’ll learn the secrets of small-batch soap making and make your own Cold Process and Melt & Pour soaps.

Soap Making Workshop
A New Location in the Heart of Wexford Town

Opening Our First Shop

We opened our first shop in June 2021 at Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, County Wexford, where you could find our handmade cosmetics, and meet our lovely pug, Pixie. Unfortunately, we had to close that shop on February 28th, 2023, but we’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening a new location in the heart of Wexford Town. This new location will allow us to continue to share our passion with even more customers and offer them an even better shopping experience.

Passionate About Our Craft

Join Us on Our Journey

At Mavis Nest, we are passionate about our craft and we take great pride in the products we create. We believe that every product should be crafted with love and care, which is why we only use the highest quality ingredients and focus on using ingredients that are safe for both humans and the environment. Additionally, our commitment to making a positive impact on the community and the environment is evident in our sponsorship of Seal Rescue Ireland and our fundraising campaigns for small Irish volunteer groups. We are excited to continue our journey and share our passion with you.

Mavis Nest - Craft fair

We invite you to join us on this journey and experience the care and dedication that goes into every Mavis Nest product. Whether you’re browsing our webshop, visiting our new store in the heart of Wexford Town, or taking one of our soap making workshops, we promise that you’ll always find quality, sustainable and handmade cosmetics that will make you feel good inside and out, and also support a good cause.

The Mavis Nest Team

Kata C. Rigo

Owner & Crafter

Adam Czillaho

Design & Sales
"The products are really well made and delightful but it is the exceptionally professional, prompt and considerate service that really makes this small company stand out for me. I have no interest in writing this other than to share a really positive experience."
J Kelly
"I really really enjoyed the soap making class.. Kata explained everything brilliantly and gave me the freedom to try whatever I wanted. I’m so happy with my soaps… also Kata’s own products are amazing.. the smells are incredible and they look so beautiful."

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