Care of your brush: To keep your brush fresh and clean spray after use with the Eco Max Turmeric Spritzer and wash regularly with a natural anti septic wash, like the Eco Max Turmeric Wash and dry in the sun. Don’t leave continually damp or in water for prolonged periods.
Meet the Makers – Eco Max Brushes
Eco Max Brushes are handmade in Sri Lanka by a small family run business that prides it’s self on creating beautiful, sustainable brushes while providing employment and training for women.
Handed down from father to daughter, Liza now runs the factory in Wattala, which trains and employs women from a slum close to the new express way. This training and work allows the women to earn a living wage and a bonus scheme increases their weekly pay. Their children are also encouraged to continue their studies and pursue further education.
Unfortunately the slum is prone to flooding and during the wet season the women and their family are often forced to leave their home and move into the factory. There has been ongoing negotiation with government about relocating these families to flood free land close by and it is hoped that this will occur this year. The company has put aside extra finances to help with the women’s relocation which will allow, with the amount provided by the government, for them to rebuild their homes.
Rather than retire, Liza’s father is now training women to make brushes in Kurunegala, an area where employment opportunities are limited. He hopes to set up a training centre in Jaffna in the near future.
Eco Max Brushes use only natural vegetable fibres, are biodegradable and sustainable. The brushes are registered with The Vegan Society and we are working closely with the women to develop new brushes using new fibres.