Dreft Soap Powder, 1960s

Introduced by Proctor & Gamble in the 1930s, Dreft was one of the first synthetic soap powders on the market and was less harsh than the stronger soaps of the day. As a result it was marketed toward cleaning more delicate clothing such as underwear, wool, and baby clothes.

Museum reference:
NLC-1999-584
Made by:
Proctor and Gamble
Place Made:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
On display:
Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
Dimensions:
height: 265mm
width: 138mm
depth: 10mm
Materials:
card
Inscriptions:
Dreft for woolens and all fine fabrics; new extra safe; 5d off plus nightdress offer; 1/8d
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