The Purist of French Soaps is now available in the UK

Anyone operating in the giftware industry can now order France’s most famous soap, and much more, from its exclusive new UK distributor.

Marius Fabre is as emblematic of the country’s southern Provence region as lavender fields and cicadas, and the all-natural and sustainable olive oil-based products are suitable for a host of daily uses. Palm oil free, the 100% vegetable-based natural biodegradable products are environmentally friendly, and the packaging is entirely recyclable. Some of the range is also Ecocert certified and organic.

The family that has been making the traditional Marseille soap since the 1900’s has signed an exclusive deal with distributor, Studio Pens, which will see the Harrogate based father and daughter run company supplying the luxurious product range to retailers throughout the UK.

Pictured above: Studio Pens director, Nikki Devine, at The Home at Salts Mill, Saltaire.

Based in Salon de Provence, Marius Fabre makes traditional Marseille soap that can be used on the body, as well as being a highly effective cleaning product for laundry and all around the home. The soap contains no colourings, no synthetic additives, no petroleum-based products and no animal fats, unlike most other soaps, shower gels and shampoos on the market.

The traditional Marseille soap manufacturing process is a guarantee of “extra pure” soap, which is entirely free of impurities. It is gentle on all types of skin, even the most sensitive.

Studio Pens will be exhibiting Marius Fabre for the first time at the Home and Gift Buyers Festival from 21st – 24th July in Harrogate. Nikki Devine, from Studio Pens, said: “We are the exclusive UK distributor for well-loved German pen brand Kaweco, as well Esterbrook pens and German pen components business Schmidt Technology. Although Marius Fabre represents something of a departure from the pen world, its products complement Kaweco well. The two brands share an overlapping target retailer market and we have immediately received several orders from our existing customers.

“Marius Fabre’s range includes traditional Marseille soap, scented soaps, liquid soaps, soap flakes, a beautiful range of accessories and black soap, which is a miracle product that cleans anything, including your own body, clothes, dogs, BBQs, cars and even the kitchen floor!”

Marius Fabre soap uses the traditional Marseille soap-making process. It is still cooked in cauldrons and left to dry in the north wind, the Mistral. It takes 14 days to make, using only vegetable oils, including precious olive oil. Even today the Marius Fabre soap factory still makes soap to the rules set by Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Nikki added: “We are delighted to delve in to the world of authentic Marseille soap with such an esteemed brand as Marius Fabre and are very much looking forward to growing this side of the business. We now have the beautiful range of Marius Fabre products in stock, with no minimum order requirement and free shipping, which we know will appeal to retailers looking for a highly sought after and quality product.”

The extensive product offering includes the Nature range of traditional soaps, soap flakes, soap flake washing liquids, liquid black soaps, liquid soaps with olive oil, liquid soaps with essential oils, dishwashing liquids, baking soda, white wine vinegar sprays and dishtowels.

The Bien-Etre en Provence range of vegetable soaps with no colouring include bars of soap, liquid soaps, shampoos, shower gels, body lotions, hand creams, black soap and exfoliating gloves.

The organic certified Olivia range of cosmetics includes shampoos and shower gels, moisturising body and hand creams and dry oil. The Jardin range includes giftsets of soap bars and liquid soaps and miniature soaps. The Alep range also has bay laurel oil added to its products and includes bars of soap and liquid soap.

The Atelier de Marius range includes soap paste and cream for damaged hands. The Collector range includes special edition gift sets, tins, glass bottle soap dispensers and travel kits. There is also an accessories range with magnetic soap holders, soap dishes, tea towels, glass bottles and pumps, as well as ceramic soap dishes and a selection of books.

See the full range online: or contact Nikki via email or call 01423 815700 for a catalogue.

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