Local businesses gone national
Vapour Organic Beauty
Vapour Organic Beauty offers about 150 cosmetic products manufactured right here in Taos. Started in August 2008 by Krysia Boinis and Kristine Keheley, Vapour creates high performance formulas that blend exceptional pure organic ingredients with fine-art-infused color providing “a light from within glow.” Vapour leaves out all conventional makeup chemicals and even water. The vivid color comes from mineral-derived pigments. Vapour’s line includes everything from foundation and eye liners to lipstick. No mascara yet, says Boinis, but they’re working on that.
Everything Vapour is manufactured in Taos, including the marketing, graphic design and distribution. The facility uses passive solar and wind power.
The place to get Vapour products locally is Substance on Doña Luz. They can also be ordered through the web site vapourbeauty.com, and through the national retailer freepeople.com.
Taos Mountain Energy Bars
The company was started in 2011 by Kyle Hawari and Brooks Thostenson with the mindset of striving to make energy bars that are worthy of Taos — bars crafted with adventurers and trailblazers in mind, bars with pure ingredients and unparalleled taste, bars that make you feel powerful and maybe just a little bit wild.
TME bars aren’t concocted in a laboratory — they’re crafted in a kitchen. With tempting flavors such as Chocolate Buttersctoch, Caramel Pecan, Toasted Coconut and Almond Agave, each bar is unique in taste, texture and experience.
TME Bars can be found at a number of retailers around Taos, including Cid’s Food Market and Taos Java. A box of 12 bars can be purchased online at tmebars.com.
A piece of the Silicon Valley sprouted up in Taos in 1989, providing clients with excellence in ticketing and admission solutions for world-class venues around the world including ski resorts, theme parks and water parks, cultural attractions, zoos and aquariums and many more. Acquired by accesso in 2013, the accesso Siriusware solution continues to deliver streamlined modules for front gate point of sale, memberships and passes, reservations, resource scheduling, retail, food service, gift cards, kiosks, eCommerce and much more. Still based in Taos, accesso Siriusware has offices in 21 states.
More information can be found by visiting accesso.com.