Designs in this sustainable wooden brush range have emerged gradually through the years, and this classic and functional vegetable brush is no exception. Handmade from oil-treated birch wood and ‘union mixture’ bristles - a mix of Tampico and Palmyra fibres. The refined concave shape feels good in the hand and gives a steady grip; the ‘union mixture’ bristles are naturally stiff, strong and water-resistant, making it a superb brush for scrubbing potatoes and root vegetables. Along with its durable and long-wearing design, it is pleasing to the eye with its hand-sewn detail of bristles, bound with stainless steel wire.
With simple care, these handmade brushes will age beautifully: clean the brush with liquid soap and warm water, leave to dry with bristles down, and once in awhile oil the wood with mineral oil.
- Made in Sweden
- LxWxH: 125 x 45 x 34 mm
- Oiltreated Birch / Union mixture
Leave to dry with bristles down. Occasionally oil the wood with mineral oil.
Wood grain can 'raise' after being wet for the first time - a light sand will remove roughness.
Made by Iris Hantverk, who hire and support visually impaired craftspeople to create many of their beautiful and functional products.
1870's Stockholm: The birthplace of a brush manufacturing revolution. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand, but what sets Iris Hantverk apart is not just the quality of their goods, but the process behind their creation. Each brush is meticulously crafted by visually impaired craftsmen. This unique approach adds an extra layer of depth and sensitivity to each and every brush, redefining the concept of handmade craftsmanship.
Today there are 17 employees at Iris Hantverk. The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen – here a team of visually impaired craftsmen 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.
Join Iris Hantverk on their journey as they continue to create and share their exceptional brushes with the world, keeping tradition alive one brush at a time.