Iris Hantverk // Handmade Brushes
BRUSHES THAT GIVE "HAND-MADE" A NEW MEANING
In the late 1900s century a small brush manufacturing started out in Stockholm. It was a successful movement so successful that it remains today. Now, as then, every brush is made by hand by visually impaired craftsmen. It brings new dimensions to the concept of sensitively made by hand.
All brushes are of exclusive design and made mostly from natural materials.
The core of the business is the brush binding manufacturing at Sandsborgsvägen, Enskede – here 6 visually impaired craftsmen from different cultures make brushes according to an old Swedish tradition. Also working with visually impaired craftsmen in Estonia, they too have a history strongly connected to the visual impairments movement.
Iris Hantverk sold the company in August 2012 to Richard Sparrenhök and Sara Edhäll as a result of the Social Department withdrawing the aid for visually impaired craftsmen. Both Richard and Sara were grateful to assume the responsibility for a company that holds so much history and tradition.
Their Vision is to revive the traditional brush binding profession. By making functional products with good design combined with the quality of natural materials and the craftsmen's solid technique.