Soap (rope)

Claus Porto

Established 1887

Founded in 1887 by Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder, two Germans living in Portugal, Claus Porto is a manufacturer of soaps, bath salts and aromatic candles. In 1908 Achilles de Brito, who has been part of the Claus & Schweder business since 1903, becomes a business partner. In 1924 Brito takes over the business. He renamed the company Ach. Brito, but kept the Claus Porto brand alive.

In 1936, Claus Porto launches a series of men’s shaving products: Musgo Real. The iconic Musgo Real soap on a rope is something every gentleman should have.

* in 1953 Ach. Brito opens its own lithography studio, bringing packaging design in house. Claus Porto’s full production process, from manufacturing to packaging design, is now handled within the company.

Why on Wikiconic?
Klar Seifen, established 1840, could be credited for inventing the concept of soap on a rope.
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© Ach Brito & Ca., S.A., Fajozes, Portugal

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