In a time when coal was king and everything needed it to function, coal was the main economic motivator behind the Stockton & Darlington Railway. The south west of Durham had plenty of coal, but too few roads to export it out to a wider domestic market or by sea from Stockton to the fastest growing city in the world – London. So a railway was designed that would carry anything in return for a fee, but it was the coal that was the main product to be carried and the source of most of the railway company’s income.
Our soap is made by the Durham Colliery Soap Studio. In fact just like the Stockton & Darlington Railway, this soap is handmade and designed by an engineer – Rachael Smith. Rachael juggles engineering, soap making and motherhood. Move over George Stephenson!
The soap is free from palm oil.