It all began in the Spring of 2017 and the discovery of a piece of cloth in Manchester; once used in skincare many moons ago.
Catherine decided to see if there were any old British textile mills still operating to see if a quality cotton cloth could be made in the UK. She kept a record of everything she found in a folder, along with boxes bulging with fabric samples. The search went far and wide…from the very loose weaves of cheesecloth…to a kind of looped cotton mix…(we thought)...then different weaves of standard muslin…traditional muslin... flannel.
And the search went on. And on.
Having grown up in a Lancashire cotton town. Her grandparents worked in the mills; her granddad as a loom overlooker and her nan as a machinist and inspector. Originally a cotton weaver in a spinning town, the factory had moved to more modern premises a short drive from where the original stood.
'After a couple of meetings, the owner presented a soft cotton cloth. He explained the story behind it's use in British skincare many moons ago.
It was what we had been looking for all along!
- raised on one side to provide gentle skin cleansing.
- woven on the other side, offering gentle exfoliation.'
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