Who is behind Solem?
Marie-Hélène Doucet and Mylène Lessard had dreamed since childhood of creating their own business. It was during a camping trip that the idea came up.
There had been a lot of rain and we had experienced major irritants with our traditional cotton towels which were slow to dry, filled with sand and for the most part, developed smells of mold. That's when we had our entrepreneurial idea to start Solem. The company was launched in February 2019.
Passion fueled imagination and we are proud to have founded Solem.
Where does the name Solem come from?
We wanted our name to cross language barriers. We wanted a name that inspires the sun while emphasizing our creative uniqueness. The translation of sol in Spanish is sun and in English, sole means single.
To add a little personal note, our two first names begin with the letter M.
So this is how Solem was born!
This is how Solem was born, after long weeks of searching to try and find the perfect name!
What do you mean by Quebec design?
Our Solem towels are designed in our region, in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Designing a towel may seem trivial, but this creation requires a lot of trial and error before arriving at the final result. Most of our towels are hand-drawn by our team, always with the aim of creating graphic concepts that will please everyone.
We are constantly creating and also open to your ideas if you want to share them with us.
Where are our towels designed?
Our towels are designed here, in the beautiful region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. This local designing is more than important for our team. It is therefore a talented designer from Alma who works to create our graphic concepts and allows us to differentiate ourselves from the products already present on the market. Her creativity is unparalleled and her connection to the project never ceases to amaze us!
We maximize our efforts to surround ourselves with local players in our marketing process, our towels are then produced in Asia. It is essential to us that you know the product you are going to buy. We do business with partners offering excellent quality in accordance with the values of our company.