The inventors of the soap are Charlie Sutherland, Jr., and his brother-in-law Ron Joyce, who were working for the yarn oil division (run by Charlie’s dad) of a large textile company back in 1976. Charlie had to find a soap that could clean the oils and other grime from yarn machines, and the pair decided to make their own. It worked so well that employees of the mill wanted to use it at home.
Thirty-five years later, Charlie’s Soap keeps winning converts, all around the globe. Charlie and his sons (Taylor, James and Morgan joined the family business in 2002) also now make an all-purpose cleaner that’s gentle enough to wash your hands with.
We heard about Charlie’s from Leslie Reichert,author of The Joy Of Green Cleaning. She heard about Charlie’s from a group of moms with twins (twins have a tendency to be very sensitive to soap residue). “I find that I don’t need any fabric softener since it doesn’t leave any soap in your clothes,” Leslie says. “It’s perfect for kids with skin issues and people with allergies.”
Economical, eco-friendly, and gentle on your skin… Charlie’s is just what the laundry and cleaning routine needs.