Bring your brooms out of the closet

Andree Jardin
A century ago on the banks of the Erdre river in Nantes, Georges-René Julio started out as an apprentice brush maker. Soon the brushes became a real passion for him and he opened his own factory in 1947. The family have been producing beautifully crafted brushes and brooms ever since.

Today, his grandchildren Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie have fully taken over the family business and to honour the memory of their much-loved grandmother, Andrée Jardin, the two brothers gave her name to their new home accessory brand in 2012.


Andrée Jardin brushes are all made with locally sourced beech and heat-treated ash from sustainably managed forests. Everything is produced in small batches, using artisanal techniques learned from founder Georges-René Julio.
 Andree Jardin has been honoured with The Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) label, which is a state recognition mark set up to distinguish French companies with excellent artisanal and industrial know-how.

In recent years Andree Jardin has teamed up with contemporary design duo, Mr and Mrs Clink to produce modern silhouettes that strike the balance between savvy, colourful with traditional aestheric and artisanal know-how.