Swedish Iris Handverk officially started in 1953 and is telling the story of how an isolated group reclaimed the right to active participation in society. Today, Iris Hantverk, handmade brushes from Sweden, is acclaimed all over the world.
The brushes of Iris Hantverk are based on over one-hundred-year roots and is the brush-binding business that gave the word hand-made a whole new meaning. It all started out in Stockholm, and still every brush is lovingly crafted by hand by visually impaired craftsmen before they employ incredibly satisfying, beautiful, hyper-specialized machinery to trim the bristles.
A long Swedish tadition
Not only are the brushes hand-drawn for exceptional durability and functionality – it tells the story of how industrialization forced people to leave rural areas and move to the cities. It brings a new dimension to the concept of sensitively made by hand.
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Iris Hantverk is continuing a long Swedish tradition of training and employing visually impaired artists and artisans in a small studio consisting of 16 people who continues to craft some of the best sustainable cleaning solutions out there.
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Beautiful and functional
Using national materials and Swedish wood exclusively, Iris Hantverk produces brushes that are as beautiful to look at as they are enjoyable to use. All brushes are of exclusive design and is sold in shops all around Scandinavia and worldwide.
Each brush is designed exactly suited to its purpose. However, a brush designed for cooking pots and pans and ideal for cast irons, might also be perfect for cleaning old dirt out of pots and pans in the garden shed.
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Hand-Made Brushes from Sweden
With a range of our 100 brushes, Iris Hantverk is so much more than just household products. The brushes are everyday items that age beautifully.
Hand-Made Brushes from Sweden, written by Tor Kjolberg