The brand " Gori1919 " has been owned by the Gori family for over a century . The production takes place in the Figline Valdarno plant, where old machinery is still used to make and store these authentic handmade soaps. The production process is not mechanized and is done mainly by hand . Angiolo Gori was born in Tuscany, near Florence, on the banks of the River Arno. After travelling to England and France, he decided to combine the productive English expertise and French sophistication with the popular tradition of his land.