How Humble Brush is made, part 2: Sourcing

Welcome to part 2 of our mini-series describing how our flagship product, Humble Brush, is made. In this part, we will address sourcing: what materials we use, where we get them from, and who provides them.

The bamboo handle is perhaps the most distinctive feature of Humble Brush. It is also a big part of what makes it an eco-friendly, organic, and even vegan toothbrush. Bamboo is one of the world’s most sustainable materials, as it grows very fast in large areas of southeast Asia. There are certain types of bamboo that can grow up to 35 inches per day! With such fast regrowth, the supply is highly sustainable and affordable enough for everyday items such as clothes and toothbrushes.

Our bamboo is from a certified supplier in Ningbo, China and our bristles are made by DuPont, the world’s largest manufacturer within the category. They are made from Nylon-6, which is BPA-free high-grade nylon. By partnering with DuPont, we can ensure that our toothbrushes are at least as effective as traditional plastic toothbrushes.

The packaging is made from recycled paper materials. It is completely plastic-free and can be recycled. This includes the inside wrapper, which helps the brush stay hygienic between completed manufacturing and being used by you.

We hope that you have enjoyed learning more about our philosophy, design, and sourcing of Humble Brush. In our third and final part of the mini-series, we will take a closer look at how the world’s most sold bamboo toothbrush is manufactured, stay tuned.