Today we speak with Claire Landuyt and Chez Lapin. Chez Lapin is one of the Bellevue Farmers Market longest tenured vendors, active with the Market since 2017.
Chez Lapin is based out of a home studio in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Chez Lapin was created to incorporate three passions: nature, skin care, and rabbits. Since Chez Lapin began crafting in 2017, they have been able to influence the community to consume and enjoy products that are better for their health, the environment, and animal welfare by supporting cruelty-free and sustainable practices.
The Chez Lapin team consists of owner and operator, Claire, and during busy seasons like Fall and the Holidays, her husband, Marc. The two of them make a great duo in the Production Studio!
All of Chez Lapin’s candles are hand-mixed, hand-poured, and hand-labeled. They are all eco-friendly recipes that are inspired by seasonal produce and inspirational locations. They are infused with essential oils and perfume oils, making them unique and luxurious. They come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes- depending on the collection and season.
Chez Lapin’s skin care showcases nature’s array of powerful ingredients like clays, oils, hydrosols, and dried botanicals. In their booth, you can find essentials like lip balms and insect repellent, to facial cleansers and moisturizers.
Claire’s other passions include gardening, charcuterie boards, theatre, and taking long walks in nature. She thinks that the best part of the market is the community of Bellevue and neighboring areas that meet every Wednesday to socialize, learn, and support small businesses.