Hand in Hand

Staff Spotlight: Courtney Apple

Staff Spotlight: Courtney Apple

What is your role at Hand in Hand?

I am the Creative Director at Hand in Hand.  I make sure our brand is always unique, innovative, and beautiful!

What is your favorite part of working for Hand in Hand?

My favorite part of working at Hand in Hand is making our soap donations and digging wells in Haiti. It's the most amazing thing to see the faces of all the kids and communities we are helping. 

What is your proudest moment at Hand in Hand?

Having been able to make a product that people love that also gives back in such an impactful way.  Our first trip to Haiti was something I won’t ever forget/my most proud moment — when we saw our first bars of soap in the hands of the kids at Bon Sam orphanage.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I spend time with my little lady, our 6mo Finley, singing and having picnics in the park.

What are your top 3 life highlights?

1) All my travels with the love of my life, Bill.  2) Having Finley 3) Starting Hand in Hand

What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?

Lately, I’m listening to a lot of kids sing-alongs.  Finley's (and mine!) favorite song is No More Monkeys by Putumayo (It's Bill’s favorite song too, but he might deny this!)

Shop My Favorite Products!

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Our sugar scrub (a fan favorite!) has a delicate balance of extra fine sugar, select oils & shea butter, leaving the skin soft and completely rejuvenated.

Sea Salt Bar Soap

Ethically harvested from sustainable resources made up of natural ingredients, our triple milled shea butter bar soaps are sure to be soothing to your skin & senses, gentle on our environment and a beautiful complement to your home.


What's In Zofia's Bag?

The Bag - I'm a huge fan of Studio DIY & their newly launched bag subscription service called Can't Clutch This! that sends you a super cute clutch every month! When I saw this month's bag, I couldn't resist the fun holographic bubble details (plus the soap keychain is so us)!

Balm - I never leave the house without one (or two!) of our Shea Butter Lip Balms. My favorite for summer is Coral with it's pretty pink tin and bright, citrus-y scent.

LipstickThis formula from MAC feels like velvet on my lips, plus the vibrant pink shade is so much fun!

Cactus Notebook - You never know when a great idea will strike (+ it's more fun than using my iPhone)! 

Cards/Pens/Stamps - Sending cards is my absolute favorite thing to do, so I always carry a few spare cards, pens + stamps so I never miss an occasion to celebrate! Local shops like Occasionette and Paper Source are my go-to card stores. 

Earrings - I feel naked without my statement earrings! I even carry an extra pair with me just in case I run out the door without them. These are from one of my favorite jewelry designers, Jennifer Loiselle, who created these exclusively for ban.do.

Phone + Headphones - I am a walking commuter and love to listen to podcasts as I navigate around the city (usually with my pup Winston)! Currently, I'm listening to How I Built This, Start Up and S-Town.

Summer Essentials

Bar Soap

Keep your skin clean and soft by using our bar soaps. It has triple milled shea butter that will soothe your skin while also leaving it soft and refreshed!

Sugar Scrubs

Exfoliating is the best way to bring your skin back to life! Scrub away dead skin cells with our nourishing sugar scrub for bright, youthful skin. 

Moisturizing Lotion

Rub our lotion all over your body to lock in moisture. Our quick absorbing formula will leave your skin soft and smooth without a greasy feel.