TV spotlight falls on soap maker Chorley


Droyt’s Products has been trading in Chorley since 1937 in Progress Mill, a Victorian cotton mill.

He makes traditional glycerin soap using old machines and most of the process is still done by hand.

Droyt’s is one of the last factories in the world to create soap using such a process.

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Droyt has a long history

ITV production company Daisy Beck Studios visited the factory in November 2020 to film the episode of Made In Britain, which gives viewers a glimpse into how the products are made in the UK.

This is not the Chorley Company’s first TV appearance. It was featured on Salvage Hunters on Quest in 2019 when Drew Pritchard visited the factory to unearth treasures for his antique store.

Alistair McCracken, Director at Droyt’s, said: “Salvage Hunters was a lot of fun and it was great to see our everyday items being appreciated with a new set of eyes.

“Made in Britain is more about our product and how we create soap from start to finish.

Droyt of Chorley

“Often times, customers ask if they can take a tour of the factory, so appearing on TV means viewers can go behind the scenes to see how their favorite soaps are made.”

Droyt’s offers an offer to Made In Britain viewers.

He created introductory boxes that contain a selection of the best selling soaps.

Made In Britain aired May 20 at 8 p.m. on ITV4.

It is available on ITVhub.

Droyt Products started trading in 1893 in Minsk, Belarus under its original name The Victoria Fine Soap Works during the Russian Revolution.

The founding family moved the factory to Berlin and established a new factory called Danico Glycerinsiefe Gesellschaft.

The family was Jewish so during the war they fled Germany and settled Droyt Products in Chorley in 1937.

Soaps are still made according to traditional recipes, using old machines brought back from Berlin in the 1930s.


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