Our story


Established in 2014, Tess & James has been growing slowly into what it is today -- artisanal style, all natural products, bath and cosmetic goodies, dry goods and sundries -- all made in small batches from our home studio in Rhinebeck, NY, in the heart of the Hudson River Valley. At our core remains a simple model: to create products that make us feel good, to keep production and sourcing as local as possible, to keep our ingredients natural and simple, and to maintain the integrity of each and every product by hand making, hand pouring and hand packaging each and every one.

We celebrate a love of all things that smell good and look pretty, naturally -- we also celebrate a love of ingredients that we can pronounce! When possible, we source raw materials and packaging from New York,  and everything else is sourced domestically. We also choose packaging that is BPA free, reusable, recyclable and often contains post consumer recycled materials.