A Legacy of Personal Care

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Valley Queen Mill Bradford' extensive experience in the Personal Care industry. 


Innovation Through Experience

Bradford is an innovative global resource for personal care products. We are the world's leading manufacturer of specialty bar soaps and shower poufs. Bradford also offers a broad range of liquid soaps, lotions, bath accessories and specialty chemicals.

Our market research department and broad customer base give us a unique, real-time understanding of industry trends. Bradford's state-of-the-art development laboratories provide custom formulations, product development and testing services. We offer turn-key solutions that include design services, finished product packaging and point-of-sale displays.

Headquartered in Rhode Island, the company also has facilities in Indiana, California and Mexicali, Mexico.

Our Heritage

Bradford was founded in 1876 by two men from Bradford, England. Initially our company supplied industrial soaps to the many textile mills which once dominated the New England landscape.

In the 1960s, Bradford shifted its focus to personal care products. With innovative formulations, patents and industry firsts, Bradford co-developed many of the leading personal care brands that are available on the market today.

More recently, sustainability has become a way of life at Bradford. We were the first US soap manufacturer to receive organic certification - that happened in 2001! In 2012, we expanded our support of green initiatives with the organic certification of our Mexico facility. Bradford is also certified with Rainforest Alliance and a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil

Our legacy of innovation continues in the areas of formulations, finished products, process engineering and sustainability. Look for many exciting things come…