New by TREIBholz are Soaps from Marseille, trade mark La Corvette
For more than 120 years, the Savonnerie du Midi has been making traditional Marseille soaps in the best tradition, of which La Corvette is a supreme example: a blend of history, tradition and expertise, often imitated but never equalled. Marseille soap La Corvette is following the traditional recipe which consists of soaps manufactured in Marseille or in les Bouches-du-Rhône, boiled in a cauldron, using only vegetable oils, with no chemical additives (no dyes, no preservatives). La Corvette soaps respond to everyday needs a return to a local expertise, a strong historical identity with a product that guarantees quality for all. These Marseille soaps are certified by ECOCERT, based on the COSMOS standard.
La Corvette offers a wide range of products from this historic tradition, adapted for contemporary needs and suitable for all the family, while respecting both the environment and traditional French expertise. These authentic products – designed either for body care or domestic use – bear the ECO CERT label. Savonnerie du Midi is a member of the COSMEBIO charter since 2007.
La Corvette is proud of its Marseille origins! The term La Corvette originally referred to the small three‑master that set sail from the port of Marseille on discovery missions around the Mediterranean sea. In the 19th century they were used to supply Marseille’s soap factories with raw materials. The voyage continues to this day, with traditional products designed to meet modern needs.
Founded in 1894, the Savonnerie du Midi is one of the last historical soap factories of the region making traditional Marseille soap. The Savonnerie du Midi is pleased to welcome visitors to the hearts of its manufacturing site. Inaugurated in December 2018, the Musée du Savon de Marseille offers a unique guided tour: 285m2 of permanent exhibition and a complete visit of the factory: tun room, cauldron room, drying room and moulding cubes room.