The History of Detergents

Not long before in the history of mankind, detergents were unheard of. All what the then-civilized gentlemen and ladies needed was just a wash with water…and nothing more! As we grew up, and a lots of things like Industrial Revolution and World Wars kicked in, the demand for soaps and detergents started to increase, not just in terms of volume, but also in terms of the intensity of the dirt and stains that they fought. Therefore, the detergent or the detergent soap had not only to be an effective wash-chemical but also an effective stain-remover! This mandated the washing powder formula to be something entirely different than what it classically was! Just like many other technologies that we take for granted, this was, again a contribution from...

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What's in a name??

This is a question all brands perennially face – be it centuries old one, or be it a startup founded day before yesterday.   When ours is a brand that 20 years strong in the industry, we do have a story, or rather, a history behind a simple name – Challenge!   The word is not as simple as it sounds to be. It’s got much more to it than the sound – there’s a deep profundity in the name.   When we incepted the name, what we had in mind was the issues that women of the day faced – those were the days when washing machines were a luxury, and women were given the default responsibility to wash clothes. And the ‘salavaikkal’ was a default setup in each home.   Those were the days when white...

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