Local Maker Pure GRACE Soap products now carried in Carson’s Department Stores

Terre Haute, IN – Beginning March 10, 2017 local maker Pure GRACE Soap will feature several products available for purchase in Carson’s Department Stores throughout Indiana.

Pure GRACE Soap Circle City Setup Julie Manson March 2017

Part of the Bon-Ton Stores “Close to Home” program, Carson’s has launched a store with-in the store, offering a special hometown shopping experience in-store and online. The partnership between the national stores and makers features a variety of carefully curated and themed products from local designers and artisans.

Pure GRACE Soap Circle City Setup March 2017

In January, Pure GRACE Soap, an all-natural bath and body company owned by Julie Manson, was contacted directly by Bon-Ton. Manson and her operation was asked to apply for the program; quickly being accepted.  Bon-Ton has purchased several items for their “Close to Home” program including Pure GRACE Cupcake Bath Bombs, Moisturizing Bath Bombs, Cold Process Soaps, Sugar Scrubs and Lip Chaps.

Launched in 2016 the “Close to Home” program is scheduled to run until the end of 2018. Currently in eight Indiana Carson stores, the reach will grow to 12 stores this fall.

Pure GRACE Soap Circle City Close to Home Setup March 2017

Currently, the closest Carson’s to Terre Haute participating in this program is the Indianapolis store.  Honey Creek Mall, located in Terre Haute, may be added in the fall of 2017.

“I am so excited to partner with Bon-Ton Stores and become part of this program,” Manson says. “It has been a pleasure working with them over the last four weeks to determine exactly which products would work best for their shoppers and adapt our line accordingly. We have adjusted some product packaging and labeling to be better suited to their needs and we are thrilled to grow with them.”

Pure GRACE Soap products will hit the shelves of the Carson’s department stores on March 10.

About Pure GRACE Soap

Established in 2013, Pure GRACE Soap is a mother and daughter company that makes soaps, scrubs, lotions, bath bombs, wool dryer products and more in small batches and by hand.  Using all natural ingredients, high quality essential oils and as many organic ingredients as possible, the products help moisturize, exfoliate and soothe skin.  Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Pure GRACE Soap can be found at their brick and mortar shop Venus+Vine, area craft shows and pop up markets, online and in various retailers throughout the United States.  For more information, please visit

About Bon-Ton

Bon-Ton is a department store chain headquartered in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are 267 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states.   Other brands operated by The Bon-Ton include Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers.  For more information, please visit