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Vegetable Brush
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Vegetable Brush

Description

Eco-friendly vegetable brush made from sustainable Swedish birch wood. Bristles are a natural blend of bassine and tampico fibers. Fits comfortably in your hand and makes cleaning potatoes and other root vegetables much easier. The handle is oiled to resist water and prevent the wood from drying out. Each bundle of bristles is attached by hand in the traditional Swedish way.

 

5" long

 

Handmade in Sweden


About the Maker

At the end of the nineteenth century, a small brush and broom workshop was started in Stockholm, Sweden. Every brush is handmade by visually impaired artisans combining centuries old handcraft traditions with modern design. Today Iris Hantverk makes beautiful household goods and accessories and still specializes in the handmade brooms and brushes. The bristles are made from a variety of natural materials such as horse hair (trimmed from the tail - no harm to the animal), goat hair (trimmed as well), tampico fiber (from the semi desert areas of northern Mexico) and piassava fiber.  Each material is used for different types of brushes. The backs and handles of the brushes are made from birch, oak or beech wood. Each small group of bristles is carefully attached to a wooden handle by hand, creating a beautiful, timeless product.

Our Promise

• All of our goods are handcrafted, thoughtfully designed, and made to last.
• We support independent artisans producing goods in small batch runs.
• We are conscious of our environmental impact and choose to support artisans who are using sustainable materials and production methods.
• Your package will be shipped in a 100% post-consumer recycled or recyclable box with sustainable packing material.
• We support ethical fair trade practices and transparency in origin, maker and materials used.
• We give 1% of sales to support arts in the community. Currently we are supporting Aid to Artisans.




$12.00
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