Brand - Eco Max


 

About the Eco Max organisation:

Our Eco Max Brushes are handmade in Sri Lanka by a small family run business that prides itself 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 our suppliers are working closely with the women to develop new brushes using new fibres.

 

Eco Max Body Brushes range

The Eco Max Body Range is an eco-friendly range of body brushes handmade from natural organic vegetable fibres with sustainable timbers, non-toxic sealers and cotton cording.

The range has brushes for all skin types and includes brushes for wet and dry body brushing. Eco Max Brushes are:

  • registered with The Vegan Society
  • Fair Trade
  • Biodegradable & Sustainable -  so safe for all the family and the planet!

 

Dry Body brushing:

Why dry body brush?  Because it's incredibly good for our skin!  For a detailed introduction to Dry Body Brushing follow this YouTube link from Eco Max!