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Mangle and Wringer

Vanessa Willes founded Mangle and Wringer in 2012 to create traditional, non toxic cleaning remedies that would be gentle and safe, yet powerful enough to be really effective. When she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or ME it became difficult to carry on in her career as a designer. She then met Bette Smith, […]

Vanessa Willes founded Mangle and Wringer in 2012 to create traditional, non toxic cleaning remedies that would be gentle and safe, yet powerful enough to be really effective.

When she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or ME it became difficult to carry on in her career as a designer. She then met Bette Smith, a wonderful local lady, who helped her around the house as she recovered.

Because Bette had been raised on traditional values of thrift and practicality she prided herself on using only products that she had made herself. She learned how to make soap from her mother and over the course of her life, and long career, collected hundreds of tips and recipes that she used every day to great effect.

Bette had set up a thriving laundry business and began housekeeping, part-time, for others. Her nickname back in the day was ‘Mrs Mangle’ whilst her eldest daughter and helper, Margaret, became know as ‘Little Miss Wringer’ – hence our name, ‘Mangle and Wringer’.

Bette never doubted that her natural cleaning remedies had power and, having experienced them first hand Vanessa agreed, so when Bette very generously decided to pass her recipes on, Vanessa was inspired to set up Mangle and Wringer to recreate them.

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