Driftwood Shaper came about after a sailing trip across the Atlantic and it is a culmination of pursuing dreams and producing products we truly believe cannot be brought anywhere else! We're a small company whose products are all made by us in the UK! 

If you'd like to find out more about what we do and our adventures we get up to have a look at our Blog below.


August 29, 2018

 A Blackthorn branch fork caught my eye in a recent cycle around Carsington Reservoir. 

The branch had come down at least a few months ago as the leaves were brown and hard and the timber when cutting out the branch fork was not wet.

The sectioned "Y" had a dee...

July 25, 2018

Sometimes you get what I call a bad day at the office, you have found a great looking branch fork and the end grain looks different to what you have seen before. 

 You can only tell what the inside will look like by sectioning and this is usually done with a hand saw. B...

June 7, 2018

On Bonaire about 1 km north of where the cruise ships dock for the day is a jandal tree. It seems that the kilometer mark is just a bit too far for many on the cruise ships but it is where the locals enjoy themselves. I traded up my UK Chatham leather sandal purchased...

April 21, 2018

How long does the soap for seawater last, was a question asked, that needed some testing to get a result. The photo shows a new bar with two others, one mid life in the middle and smaller one what I would at risk from going overboard. 

The middle bar has been used...

February 11, 2018

If you're out sailing without infinite funds here's a way the Langouste crew reduced their fresh water consumption on board which ultimately also saved them money...

Whilst currently in the Caribbean the Langouste crew have managed to significantly reduce there fresh wa...

February 10, 2018

Once we had created the soap we discovered it had a very similar consistency and lathering ability to a shaving soap at home. Due to packing restrictions the shaving soap didn't make it on the sailing trip to the Caribbean. But once there someone fancied a shave and th...

January 22, 2018

An essential element to the creating of the Soap for Seawater has been sea trials. Our first trials were conducted about 6 months ago in France. These gave us the feedback that we needed - essentially that our product worked how we wanted it to a major milestone. 


December 20, 2017

Approx 30 Km northwest of lake Taupo on State Highway 30 is the largest recorded Totora Tree in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Taking a path through the forest that is not well used, leads you to an old tree, well over 1500 years. Not bad for such a young country in human ter...

December 12, 2017

 In making our own molds we started with a shaped piece of pine which was collected from the Route De Louis XI forest just north of the Loire Valley in France.  Keeping it company is our Soap for Seawater.

The soap rack timber was collected from Barafundle Bay in P...

December 12, 2017

I'd like to explain the reasoning behind our packaging. The non existence of plastic in our packaging is a key concept for us. As a result all of our products (Soap for Seawater and Driftwood Pendants) are packaged in cardboard boxes and sealed with a brown paper tape....

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