Shore’s scents of luxury

HOMEMADE BEGINNINGS: From left, store manager Brandi White with co-owners Steph and Jake Kopper at Shore Soap in Newport. The Koppers opened the shop at the suggestion of friends and family who were impressed with the couple’s homemade 12-bar batches of soap, which began as a hobby.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
HOMEMADE BEGINNINGS: From left, store manager Brandi White with co-owners Steph and Jake Kopper at Shore Soap in Newport. The Koppers opened the shop at the suggestion of friends and family who were impressed with the couple’s homemade 12-bar batches of soap, which began as a hobby.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
For Jake and Steph Kopper, the entrepreneurial spark came from a gift of luxury soap. Interested in obtaining more but turned off by the price tag, explained Jake Kopper, the couple researched soap-making techniques and began churning out 12-bar batches for friends and family. Impressed with the homemade product, the recipients suggested the husband and…

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