When scrubbing the dishes I like to use only natural products and I have a range of plant fibre and wooden brushes.
Until now I have only
been able to buy these off the internet. They offer a great service and I am well pleased with the product but what happens when there is an emergency scrubbing problem? I can’t always be planning ahead….
So let’s hear for the delightful Titus Salt. Born near Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1803 to Congregationalist parents this hard working Yorkshire lad soon made good, A few decades later and he was richer than the dreams of avarice. But this was no capitalist pig – he was a benevolent employer concerned with the physical and moral welfare of his workers. In 1853 he completed his model industrial complex, a modern mill light and airy out in the countryside away from the slums of Bradford. He then went on to build a charming new town for his workers, Charming
Called Saltaire the village and mill is now a world heritage site. UNESCO describes it as an “exceptionally complete and well preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century, located on the river Aire. Its textile mills, public buildings, and workers’ housing are built in a harmonious style of high architectural quality and the urban plan survives intact, giving a vivid impression of the philanthropic approach to industrial management”
It is but a short drive from my patch and well worth a visit and not just for the history. The mill has been converted into a
lifestyle space and the ground floor is a gallery housing the work of another Bradford boy made good, David Hockney. Upstairs there are some great cafes and lots of lovely, designer shops including
So next time you need to do some serious scrubbing get your self down there first ….thats my excuse any way….
And while we are on the subject of washing up and cleaning dont forget you can get your bottles of Ecover washing up liquid
– and other ecover cleaning products refilled. Click here for details.
To find a whole range of plastic free products try the A-Z plastic free index
- Best of Bradford (guardian.co.uk)