A tale of two sisters… and a skin-care line
Two sisters team up for skin-care line
They say necessity is the mother of invention and the handmade world is full of proof that this is very true. The best handmade businesses so often start as a creative solution to a nagging problem.
This was exactly the case for Whitney Acheson and Jess Piestrup, two sisters from Cashmere, Washington, who both faced a constant struggle with storebought skincare products. Fed up with bad reactions to deodorants and other bath and body products, they decided to get together one weekend and make their own.
Moody Sisters, the handmade business that was born following that fateful weekend in Whitney’s kitchen, is a beautiful example of how two or more people can work together to create a successful venture in today’s opportunity-filled handmade world – all the while helping others solve the same problem they once faced.
Each sister brings her own set of skills and talents to the table
Each sister brings her own set of skills and talents to the table. Whitney is the visionary and designer who gives the business something to reach for with her grand ideas, entrepreneurial bent, and knack for creating fun, colorful labels for the products. Jess is the business-minded problem solver who makes things happen and is a natural at customer service.
When they started selling on Etsy in 2010, the sisters would get together about once a month for a day to make product and package it. That one day a month became one day a week, then two. In 2013, Jess quit her fulltime job and soon after Whitney followed suit. Now they both work full time in the business and the product line has expanded to dozens of items including powdered deodorants, lip balms, facial scrubs, dry shampoos, and more!
Moody Sisters offers an inspiring example of how people can team up and work together to fill a need and create a successful business selling online, even starting with an effort of only one day a month! Find them at MoodySistersSkinCare.com or on Etsy at
Homemade lip balm is one of many products sold.
Jess and Whitney are the sisters behind Moody Sisters.