Dustpan & Brush Set – Petrol Blue
A Horsehair and Oiled Beech Brush with a practical Dustpan in blue bio-polyethylene. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
- Made in Sweden
- Oiled Beech Wood / Horse Hair / Bio-polyethylene
- Also available in: Red or Moss Green
- L×W×H: 39 × 25 × 10𝗆𝗆
Made by Iris Hantverk, who hire and support visually impaired craftspeople to create many of their beautiful and functional products.
In the late 1800s a small brush manufacturing started out in Stockholm. It was a successful movement, so successful that it remains today. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand by visually impaired craftsmen. It brings new dimensions to the concept of sensitively made by hand.
Today there are 17 employees at Iris Hantverk. The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – here a team of visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. They also work with visually impaired craftsmen in Estonia. They too have a history strongly connected to the visual impairments movement.
Since August 2012, Richard Sparrenhök and Sara Edhäll run the company. In 2012 Social Departement withdrew the aid disbursed for depot activities for visually impaired craftsmen. That had been the main revenue since the 1950s. Iris Hantverk’s owner at that time decided to sell the company - both having worked for many years in the company and its management. They are both very glad to take over and operate this company that holds so much history and tradition. Caring deeply for the craftsmen and the survival of the brush binding manufacturer. They believe that many around the world appreciate the feeling and quality of a hand-drawn brush made of natural materials.