Vlora Women Restore Old Tradition of Natural Soap Production

Vlora Women Restore Old Tradition of Natural Soap Production
 
 A branch of the grease industry that processes fatty raw materials for soap production.

The first soap factory in Albania was established in 1897 in Shkodra, then in 1918 and in 1927 two other smaller factories were established.

In total, prior to liberation, there were 6 small factories and 54 handicrafts in Korça, Tirana, Durres, Elbasan, etc., with a very low degree of mechanization.

Shkodra produced laundry soap, toilet soap, and various perfumes.

In 1971 a larger soap factory with advanced and mechanized technology was established in Vlora.

Until 1975 the plant used as a raw material neutral fats of plant and animal origin.

Today, after so many decades, in a village about 17km from Vlora, the women have restored traditional soap production.

The inhabitants of the village of Trevllazër are famous for cultivating the special olive variety Kalinjot.

So from this product, they also produce bio olive paste, soap, and natural creams.

All of these products are 100% natural without any chemicals, flavorings or dyes.

The ladies' soaps are based on olive oil, aloe vera, rosemary, etc.

Their products are packaged and conserved according to European norms.

But despite the commitment of women to develop the economy in this locality, the obstacles are many.

These women help their family economy by producing everything from their own hands.

"We are not looking to come to work for our vineyards, but, there must be better cooperation with the state, we do wonders," says Gjinovefa Lazaj, producer of bio soap for Top Channel.

For several years they have been assisted by several associations that support women's entrepreneurship.

These products are also presented at fairs with Albanian products to be recognized by consumers as well.
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