First-of-its-kind Soap Museum Opens at Clean the World's Global Headquarters in Orlando

Visitors journey through 100 years of soap history before entering soap recycling factory.

Clean the World Foundation, a leader in Global Health, announces the grand opening of The Soap Story, an interactive soap museum located at Clean the World’s Orlando facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. with special guest, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

The Soap Story is the newest addition to the Clean the World Recycling Operations Center, and the first soap museum of its kind. The mission of The Soap Story is to create an interactive, educational experience centered around health, beauty, and hygiene while driving awareness to Clean the World Foundation’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs.

The museum will highlight over a century of soap history, from the collection of Luis and Fortuna Spitz, including early 1800’s soaps, advertisements, illustrations, antique washing machines, and educational pieces covering the importance of soap throughout the world, featuring special pieces from Germany, France, India, and more. Visitors will learn about the original soap brands, and see collections featuring popular name brands such as Palmolive, Yardley, Ivory, Dial, Persil, Pears, and Tide, among many others.

It is amazing to see two years of work come to life in this truly unique museum. We welcome visitors of all ages to be entertained as they learn about the history and life-saving qualities of soap. We are incredibly grateful to Luis and Fortuna Spitz and all of our wonderful partners that made this possible.

Shawn Seipler

Founder and Chairman, Clean the World Foundation

With vibrant imagery, interactive games, and puzzles, The Soap Story houses a unique experience that amplifies the importance of health, beauty, and hygiene. Attendees will journey through the history of soap before entering Clean the World’s Recycling Operations Center where partially-used hotel soap and bottled amenities are recycled every day. Individuals will also get an inside look at the different programs Clean the World Foundation operates globally, including WASH education programs, disaster relief aid, and micro-financing projects.

Luis and Fortuna Spitz will be available to discuss their collection at the grand opening event, alongside Clean the World Foundation’s Founder and Chairman Shawn Seipler, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and the American Cleaning Institute’s Senior Vice President, Education & Meetings, Nancy Bock. 

“It is amazing to see two years of work come to life in this truly unique museum. We welcome visitors of all ages to be entertained as they learn about the history and life-saving qualities of soap,” says Shawn Seipler, founder and Chairman of Clean the World Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful to Luis and Fortuna Spitz and all of our wonderful partners that made this possible.”

A special “thank you” to The Soap Story sponsors Luis and Fortuna Spitz, Deborah L. Spitz Memorial Fund, the American Cleaning Institute, Nth Degree, Lightyear Technologies, AOCS, Matthew’s Hope, and AGS Expo Services.

The museum is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located at Clean the World’s Orlando Headquarters at 2544 East Landstreet Road, Suite 600, Orlando, FL, 32824. For more information or to become a sponsor, please call 407-574-8353 or email info@cleantheworld.org.

About Clean the World Foundation

Clean the World Foundation is an international development and global health nonprofit operating water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education programs, emergency relief initiatives, and microfinancing projects targeting vulnerable communities in the United States and around the world. Clean the World Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of Clean the World’s social enterprise responsible for all soap and hygiene kit distribution both domestically and globally.  Clean the World Foundation operates global health programs and partnerships around the world. It also engages volunteers, donors, and other outcome-focused organizations around the world to provide WASH supplies and education curriculums to support its global health programs. Since 2009, Clean the World Foundation has served over 10 million individuals through its programs across 127 countries. A copy of the official registration and financial information for Clean the World Foundation may be obtained from the division of consumer services by visiting www.800helpfla.com. More information: www.cleantheworldfoundation.org.

Source: Clean the World Foundation


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