Andrée Jardin brushes are all made with locally sourced beech and heat-treated ash from sustainably managed forests. The bristles are made of natural materials – 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.
Georges-René opened his first brush factory in 1947, which he named Brosserie Juilo. He went on to marry Andrée Jardin, who is the company’s namesake today. Georges-René and Andrée’s grandchildren Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie run the family business today, producing beautifully crafted brushes and brooms for busy modern life. The two brothers renamed the company Andrée Jardin in 2012, to honour their much loved grandmother.