Emlyn founded Solid Soaps for many reasons. One of them is to show up for her community and set an example for her children.

Emlyn helps to curate markets with her artisan friend, Chris @kaijucutandsew, including the OMG Squee Lunar New Year Festival in Feb 2022 and 2023, the OMG Squee Mooncake Fest in August 2022 and September 2023, Stouthaus Stoutoberfest September 2023, and Stouthaus Holiday Markets in Dec 2021 and 2022. Currently in the works: Stouthaus Holiday Market Dec 2023 and OMG Squee Lunar New Year Festival 2024 (year of the Dragon. Get ready.).

Emlyn is an active member of the membership committee for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC). She is currently the Women's Club Event Captain for 2023. Want to meet amazing women of different business backgrounds? Women's Club is your jam! Email me if you want to attend your first meeting as my guest.

Emlyn is a member of the Filipino Young Professionals group in Austin and Austin Business Woman, and she attends networking events regularly. ABW is geared to all women entrepreneurs, whether you are just starting your business or a seasoned professional.

For each Solid Soaps Sticker sold, Solid Soaps donates $1 to the Austin Justice Coalition and  Black Mamas ATX. This is in addition to our annual donations to both organizations.

Solid Soaps donates annually to Stop AAPI Hate, which enables this organization to track and respond to racism and xenophobia facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Emlyn is an active volunteer at her kids' elementary school.

Solid Soaps makes monthly donations to Eco-Soap Bank, a humanitarian and environmental non-profit organization working to save, sanitize, and supply leftover soap from manufacturers for the developing world.

Solid Soaps is open to in-kind donations for your event. Please email for requests.