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The Macclesfield Collection

Welcome to The Macclesfield Collection, a range of handcrafted soaps that pay homage to the rich history and enchanting town of Macclesfield in Cheshire.

Each soap in our collection is a labour of love, meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Macclesfield's storied past and the spirit of its people.

As you explore our soaps, you'll embark on a journey through time, from the town's medieval origins to its vibrant present. Our collection is more than just soap; it's a tribute to the town that has inspired us, a town known for its castle, its legendary archers, and even a sweet mishap that became a heartwarming tradition. Let us take you on a fragrant adventure that celebrates Macclesfield's heritage and brings a touch of history to your daily cleansing ritual.

The Maxonian

Indulge in 'The Maxonian' – a soap bar that whispers tales of Macclesfield's majestic past with every lather.

The Maxonian Soap bar by Silktown Soap Company

The Maxonian soap bar invites you to experience the timeless elegance of Macclesfield, a town steeped in history. Inspired by the "castle" (John de Macclesfield began construction of the castle in 1398. It was made from sandstone, and was square with projecting wings. Alterations were made in the 15th century, and it passed through the hands of two families of earls. By 1585 the building was ruinous, and all that survived to the 20th century was the porch.)  that once graced these lands, 'The Maxonian' bears a crenelation design, reminiscent of the bygone era. Our soap captures the essence of this picturesque town, where lush greenery and a commitment to natural living are cherished. Crafted with love and care, it embodies the spirit of the Maxonian, those who call Macclesfield home, and the enduring beauty of nature itself. Immerse yourself in the history and purity of 'The Maxonian' soap.

The 100

Empower your daily cleansing ritual with 'The 100,' paying homage to the legendary Cheshire archers from Macclesfield.

The 100 soap bar by Silktown Soap Company

The 100 soap bar is a tribute to the formidable Cheshire archers who left an indelible mark on history with their unparalleled skills in longbow warfare. These elite soldiers, hailing from the Macclesfield Hundred and the forest districts of Cheshire, were renowned for their precision and strength on legendary battlefields such as Agincourt and Crecy. Known to be the only yeomen archers worthy of protecting King Richard II.  'The 100' embodies their unwavering commitment to excellence. Crafted with precision and care, our soap captures the spirit of these extraordinary bowmen, who played a vital role in the pages of history. When you use 'The 100,' you're not just cleansing; you're channeling the determination, strength, and precision of Cheshire's archers, etching their legacy into your daily ritual.

Treacle Town

Experience the enduring sweetness of 'Treacle Town,' a soap that captures the spirit of a historic accident and the heart of a community.

Treacle Town soap by Silktown Soap Company

Treacle Town soap takes you on a journey to a bygone era when the cobbled streets witnessed a memorable accident - a horse-drawn wagon overturned, spilling its cargo of treacle onto the cobbles. Instead of sorrow, the incident brought the community together, as the town's people came to scoop up the sweet treacle. 'Treacle Town' soap embodies the enduring legacy of this heartwarming story, where sweetness emerged from an accident and cobbles bore witness to unity. Crafted with care, our soap captures the spirit of this historic moment and the charming essence of a close-knit community. When you use 'Treacle Town,' you're not just cleansing; you're immersing yourself in a piece of history, a sweet accident, and the warmth of community.

Barnaby Fair

Evoke the timeless spirit of Barnaby Fair with 'Barnaby Fair' soap, a tribute to centuries of celebration, community, and joy.

 Barnaby Fair soap by Silktown Soap Company

Barnaby Fair soap invites you to become part of a rich and enduring tradition that has graced this town since its early days. From the granting of the Borough Charter by Earl Ranulf III in the 13th century to a second charter given by the future king, Edward I in 1261, the fair has been a symbol of celebration and community. Throughout its history, it has transformed from festivals and fairs to parades, circuses, carnivals, and mill shut-downs. Our soap captures the vibrant history of 'Barnaby Fair,' embodying the festivities, the parades, and the enduring spirit of this beloved tradition. Crafted with care, it lets you experience the essence of a town's historic celebrations with every lather. When you use 'Barnaby Fair' soap, you're not just cleansing; you're joining centuries of joy, community, and tradition.

I hope you enjoy discovering and using my Macclesfield Collection of natural soap bars as much as I have enjoyed researching and creating them. Please leave a review if you do happen to use one and please share their story with your friends and family. 

 signature of owner of Silktown Soap Company