Andrée Jardin

Andrée Jardin: Celebrating a Century of Artisanal Craftsmanship in Brush Making

A Legacy Rooted in Tradition

Founded on the historic craftsmanship of Georges-René Julio a century ago in Nantes, Andrée Jardin has evolved from a passionate endeavor into a renowned brand symbolizing quality and durability in brush making. Originally apprenticed as a brush maker, Georges-René opened his own factory, BROSSERIE JULIO, in 1947, laying the foundation for a legacy that would extend through generations.

Reviving Artisanal Techniques with Modern Elegance

In 2012, the brand was lovingly renamed Andrée Jardin by Georges-René's grandsons, Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie, in homage to their grandmother. They revived the iconic French beechwood framed brushes, maintaining the integrity and quality of traditional brush making while adapting to contemporary needs. The duo has continued to innovate, combining timeless techniques with modern design, collaborating with skilled designers to craft natural, long-lasting household accessories.

Commitment to French Craftsmanship and Sustainability

Andrée Jardin is committed to preserving the exquisite craftsmanship of French artisans, evident in every handcrafted brush and broom they produce. The materials used—locally sourced beech and heat-treated ash, along with natural bristles like white hog, horsehair, and plant fibers—are all chosen for their quality and environmental sustainability. This dedication has earned Brosserie Julio the prestigious EPV (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) label, recognizing their commitment to preserving unique industrial know-how.

Artisanal Production and Eco-Friendly Practices

Producing in small batches, Andrée Jardin’s manufacturing processes remain artisanal, reflecting their commitment to quality and resistance against mass-produced imports. By choosing Andrée Jardin, customers support not only high-quality craftsmanship but also an eco-friendly approach to consumer goods, countering the disposable culture prevalent in today’s market.

Andrée Jardin: More Than Just Brushes

Andrée Jardin stands as a testament to the beauty and necessity of well-made tools in everyday life. Their products do more than clean; they bring aesthetic joy and functional elegance to households, promoting the visibility and appreciation of French artisanal skills. Andrée Jardin has transformed ordinary household tools into cherished possessions, celebrated by a dedicated community of enthusiasts across all walks of life.


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