Product

Tradition Dishwashing Brush

Designer/Brand

Andrée Jardin

This charming dishwashing brush is a great alternative to plastic versions, and is made from vegetable fibres called tampico, with a beechwood handle.

The brush measures 9cm x 4cm x 4cm. 

Andrée Jardin brushes are all made with locally sourced beech and heat-treated ash from sustainably managed forests. The bristles are largely made of natural materials – mainly white hog bristle, horsehair or plant fibres. Everything is produced in small batches, using artisanal techniques learned from founder Georges-René Julio, who started his career in brush-making 100 years ago in Nantes.


£6.50

Andrée Jardin

Profile

A century ago, Andrée Jardin’s future husband, Georges Renée Julio, started out as an apprentice brush maker in Nantes. For 60 years, Jardin has been making beautiful wood brushes in Brittany, France. Andrée Jardin and her husband,  opened up their factory in 1947, and they’ve since maintained their sense of traditional beauty while incorporating modern design touches. With the arrival of plastic and the beginning of globalisation, what used to be called "Parisian goods" started to lose their value to such a point that today it is still difficult to find an authentic broom, hand brush, or, even more, a real dust brush. Determined to refute this sad state of affairs, Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie, Andrée’s grandchildren, reissued the mythical brushes with French beechwood frames. Their brooms, brushes, and dusters are some of the only high-quality options made in a traditional way. Real brushes that last!