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 Georges-René, and he opened his own factory in 1947 that he named BROSSERIE JULIO.
Today, his grand children Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie have fully taken over the family business, and have been producing beautifully crafted brushes and brooms ever since.
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. The bristles are largely made of natural materials – mainly white hog bristle, horsehair or plant fibres. 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.