Andree Jardin 5 Piece Premium Shoe Polish Care Kit Handcrafted Beech Brushes

Andree Jardin

Regular price $125.00 Sale

Do you love your shoes and would like to care for them with a beautiful handcrafted complete shoe care kit?

Feed, polish, waterproof, and shine with this Shoe Care Kit by Andree Jardin - your shoes and your boots will be beautifully maintained as they should be.

All the brushes are Handcrafted from local lacquered Beechwood from sustainable forests with natural bristles. Made in Brittany, France.

The set includes:

  • 1 horsehair polishing brush
  • 2 white silk applicator brushes (for neutral and black)
  • 1 microfiber chamois
  • 1 natural polish with beeswax in neutral waterproof

The two applicator brushes will allow you to apply the shoe polish or use one of them to clean your shoes before applying the polish with the other. Then after a time the horsehair polishing brush is used to create heat the wax and to the shoe shine the shoes. And finally the machine washable Microfibre Chamois will add the final polish and not deposit any lint as other materials would.

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 more 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!