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Extraordinary soap, with an even more extraordinary history.

Some brands have a history that is out of the ordinary. Droyt is without doubt one of the most extraordinary.

They are now located in Chorley, Lancashire but their journey to the North West in one that needs to be told. Under the name of The Victorian Fine Soaps Works they began life in Minsk in Belarus in 1893. They moved in 1913 to a factory in Saratov on the banks of the Volga River as the company grew. After the Russian revolution the company was forced to move and made their new home in Berlin, in a factory just off the Kurfurstendamm. They changed their name to Danico until 1937 where the course of history took hold once more and they were forced once again to move country. England became their home. A former yarn mill to be precise a in Chorley, Lancashire.

Here Droyt's saw success grow steadily, although post war rationing hampered their growth. They did what they could to survive making tooth powder to cough medicine. Soap production only began once more in the late 1940’s. And their classic glycerine soap was a hit all over the world. Droyt's soap filled the shelves of some of the biggest department stores, from San Francisco to New York, including Macy's

Their classic Droyt range still uses the same formula that they became famous for in the 1920’s. Using their own family secret formula eau de cologne and rose fragrances that were first developed at the same time and are still loved the world over. With additions complimenting range in the 1980’s such as Vegitas, a vegetable-based soap that is suitable for vegans. Their beautiful soaps are still manufactured in the same way that they have since 1907. Hand cut using the same early 20th century equipment to create a timeless soap that is as good now, as it was then.

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