ANDREE JARDIN X FER A CHEVAL
Andrée Jardin, craftsman brushier, and the soap factory Fer à Cheval did not have much difficulty to cross paths and collaborate on a common project. Different parts, but many shared values. The most important being the traditional and artisanal work for superior quality. They combined their know-how to offer the Heritage Gift Set, sleek and elegant, including a soap dish, nail brush, and authentic Marseille soap.
The soap holder and the Nail Brush are made of heat treated ashwood, a wood naturally treated with high-temperature steam.
The nail brush is made with white hog bristle and is inspired by our grandmother’s toilet bags
It is a perfect match with the Olive oil Marseille soap. This soap has been manufactured by the oldest Marseille soap factory in France. They carefully choose natural, eco-friendly ingrediants and pass on this know-how from generation to generation.
This gift box is 100% natural, ideal for your bath, your laundry or even manual work, you can adapt it to all your spaces at home.
Soap holder: Heat treated French ashwood
Nail Brush: Heat treated French ashwood / natural hog bristle
Soap: 300gr - Olive oil - Olivate sodium -Cocoate sodium Aqua- Chloride sodium- Hydroxide Sodium
Packaging: Cardboard box with window
Made in France
A century ago, Andrée Jardin’s future husband, Georges Renée Julio, started out as an apprentice brush maker in Nantes. In 1947, he opened his own factory and the adventure began..
Over the years the brush factory supplied more and more industrial clients, and from father to son, the company became specialised in tailor-made brushes.
With the arrival of plastic and the beginning of globalization, what used to be called « Parisian goods » started to lose their value: hair brushes, toilet brushes, toothbrushes, make-up brushes, cloth brushes, cleaning brushes and brooms…To such a point that today it is still difficult to find an authentic broom, handbrush, or, even more, a real dust brush.
Determined to refute this sad state of affairs, Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie, Andrée’s grandchildren, reissued the mythical brushes with French beechwood frames : Real brooms that last !
In 2012 the two brothers created the Andrée Jardin© brand (named after their grandmother) and have been producing beautifully crafted brushes ever since, working with designers to offer you natural, long-lasting household accessories. Most importantly, they want to work only with the finest French craftsmen. They are the true guardians of unique and outstanding traditions.
Buying an Andrée Jardin brush is a way to support a manufacturer who ensures the preservation of French know-how.
Brosserie Julio (manufacturer of the Andrée Jardin brand) carries on the century-old traditions of the brush industry : the craftsmanship necessary to work with hog bristles is based on the experience of several generations, and nothing replaces human dexterity, the only way to obtain such an exclusive quality.
The bristles are made of natural materials, namely white hog bristle, horsehair or plant fibres.
For these reasons, Brosserie Julio carries the label EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant). This is a French government award, given to companies demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and industrial know-how.Our production methods, in small batches, remain artisanal even today. We are convinced this is the best way to fight against Asian importation and the ‘throw away’ trend of wipes and disposable systems.
Simplicity, Quality, Sustainability : The DNA of our label!