Andree Jardin - Traditional Gift Set - Marseille Soap, Soap Holder & Nail Brush
Andrée Jardin, craftsman brushier, and the soap factory Fer à Cheval combined their know-how to offer the Heritage Gift Set, sleek and elegant, including a soap dish, a nail brush and an authentic Marseille soap.
The soap dish and the nail brush are made of thermo-heated ash, a wood naturally treated with high temperature steam. This production gives the wood its natural brown caramel colour, resistance to humidity and incomparable time.
They marry perfectly with the Marseille soap with olive oil made in pots according to an artisanal know-how. Elaborated without perfume, colouring or preservative, this soap has been appreciated for generations for its hypoallergenic qualities.
• Soap holder and nail brush: Caramel-brown natural tint
• Soap holder: Heat-treated ash wood
• Nail brush: Heat-treated ash wood and White pork bristle
• Marseille Soap Olive Oil: Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Sodium Chloride and Sodium Hydroxide Without artifical Fragrance, dye, preservative, or animal fat.
Handmade in France
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, who started his career in brush-making 100 years ago in Nantes.
ABOUT ANDRÉE JARDIN
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 globalisation, 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 brushes that last!