In the 19th century in Marseille, hundreds of little manufacturers produced soap, Marseille's iconic product. For one of them, it was the beginning of a special adventure.
In 1856, on chemin de Saint-Marthe, a candle manufacturer quickly and exclusively became a factory dedicated to producing Marseille Soap... After an acquisition in 1895, the factory manufactured Marseille soap on behalf of several brands including Le Chat, and in 1953 it assumed charge of perpetuating a historic brand that since 2003 remains the factory's only representative: Fer à Cheval.
Fer à Cheval manufacture and select the ingredients to create the bases for Marseille Soap... They are at the very source of the product and pass on this know-how from generation to generation, so much so that they are now a Living Heritage Company and hold a Tourism Quality label for maintaining age-old expertise.
In the 19th century it was customary to give your soap factory or brand an expression, word or another phrase evoking happiness and luck to make the business prosper under the best auspices. With the name Fer à Cheval (horseshoe) proudly accompanying the symbol stamped with seven nails, success and fortune were born at that point…….
And they are indeed fortunate, because today Fer à Cheval remain the oldest Marseille soap factory to perpetuate its production using an age-old recipe.
We like to believe that this name will continue to bring them continued good luck.
A special story from a special brand which is why we love Fer à Cheval so much !
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