Shoe Care Kit

$98.00

Shoe Care Kit in a black storage box. It contains a shoe brush, shoe dauber, black shoe polish and cloth. 

1x Shoe Brush
Soft horsehair bristles polish leather to a shine and restore natural luster. The artfully crafted birch handle has a subtle curve that makes it easy to use and comfortable in-hand.

1x Shoe Dauber
This little brush is perfect for applying care products to your shoes. The soft horsehair bristles will not scratch even the finest leather.

1x Black Shoe Polish
To use on black shoes to polish up to a shine and take care of any nicks or scuff marks.

1x Linen & Cotton Cloth
To help keep your shoes shining and looking their best.

1x Storage Box
Features a handy divider inside the durable cardboard box so that the items never get messy or touch one another. With room for a few more items.

  • Made in Sweden
  • 422 g
  • LxØ: 16 x 14.5 cm
  • Beechwood / Horsehair

Made by Iris Hantverk, who hire and support visually impaired craftspeople to create many of their beautiful and functional products.

 

Designed by Lovisa Wattman
Lovisa Wattman has been active as a designer since her master's degree from Konstfack's Industrial Design in 1995. First, as a designer at Höganäs Keramik and BodaNova, and since 1999 as a freelancer. She has been involved in long co-operations with several Swedish companies, including IKEA and Iris Hantverk.

The long term is important to the design; both in terms of product function, durability and shape. Lovisa's own approach to consumption is characterized by the fact that the products you choose will last for a long time, and that the form of the product will be appreciated during that whole time.

How things are to be used and managed will be the starting point in the design, functions are turned into beautiful form.

In the process with the Iris Hantverk range is the challenge to design products with a long lifespan in both material and form.

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Maker Profile

Iris Hantverk

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 we are 17 employees at Iris Hantverk. The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – here 6 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. We also work with visually impaired craftsmen in Estonia. Like us, 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 for that function since the 1950s. Iris Hantverk’s owner at that time then decided to sell the company to us - both having worked for many years in the company and its management. We are both very glad to take over and operate on this company that holds so much history and tradition. In particular, we appreciate the support visually impaired craftsmen have from De Blindas Väl whose generous contributions have made this website and webshop. We care very much for the craftsmen and the survival of the brush binding manufacturer. We believe that many like us appreciate the feeling and quality of a hand-drawn brush made of natural materials.


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