Brush with Bamboo was the first company to manufacture bamboo toothbrushes – with the very first prototypes being produced in 2011. Brush with Bamboo is a company founded by the Kumar family in California, USA. In 2008, they converted their home into an organic permaculture garden and model of sustainability that now produces 5000 pounds of food annually, harvests rainwater, and serves as a learning center for gardening.
With USA-made Plant-based Bristles, USDA Certified 100% Organic Bamboo, and Compostable Packaging.
Over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes that will never biodegrade are dumped in landfills and oceans every year worldwide. Plastic toothbrushes can be found in every plastic waste dump. They can be found floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and have even been found inside the stomachs of Albatross birds. Brush with Bamboo’s goal is to replace plastic toothbrushes with the ecological bamboo alternative.
The toothbrush handle is carved by skilled artisans in a Chinese mountain village with more than a thousand year history of bamboo craftsmanship . Before carving, their bamboo is boiled in water and dried in a heated oven (the oven is powered by waste from the bamboo carving process – a sustainable cycle!). The entire process is chemical-free and natural (which is why we are able to certify organic).
Other companies have followed and there are now many brands, often providing Acivated Charcoal brushes too: