BRING YOUR BROOMS OUT OF THE CLOSET
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.