Daily Archives: April 22, 2016


Glorious Soap – drawn from nature.

As we discussed in our last post, what would become  Crabtree & Evelyn  was incubated in a small retail outlet known as ‘The Soap Box’, in a corner of a theatre in Massachusetts, USA. The brain child of film buff Cyrus Harvey, the store became an eclectic collection of soaps & suds gathered from his travels, all sold under the brand name "Truc". The exact story behind this name may now be lost, but it could very well refer to the French word 'truc' meaning 'things'. (more…)


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