Description from The Butler's Closet
Our handsome ENGLISH HORN CLOTHES BRUSH is designed to help you maintain your wardrobe.
Using the brush regularly will save you trips to the dry cleaner and preserve your clothing. You can remove surface dirt and dust and freshen items before returning them to the closet.
Here are instructions for using a clothes brush adapted from The Butler’s Guide to Clothes Care, Managing the Table, Running the Home & Other Graces published in 1980 by Stanley Ager, former Butler to the second and third Lords St. Levanwho entered service in 1922 at the age of 14and his wife, Head Parlor Maid, Fiona St. Aubyn.
“Using your clothes brush correctly will remove dust and dirt. Brushing should never be a scrubbing movement; it requires a strong sweeping motion or a firm flick of your wrist on areas where dust has accumulated. All strokes must go in the same way; otherwise, when light strikes the cloth, it will look ruffled.
First brush the napagainst the grain of the materialto remove all the dust that is trapped inside. Then brush down the nap for a smooth finish. If you want to brush out a mark, brush it with short, quick strokes, but never jab at cloth or you are likely to break the fiber.
Freshen up your clothes by using a damp brush on them. Dip the bristles of your brush in a bowl of water. Then flick the water from the bristles so the brush is left slightly damp, not wet. Brush as usual.
If a suit is very dusty, brush it with a dry brush first and then use a slightly damp brush to freshen it up.”
Our ENGLISH HORN CLOTHES BRUSH is handcrafted using natural materials that are sourced ethically from renewable resources.
Clothes Brushes are made from 100% biodegradable horn from oxen or cows and the natural bristles are boar.
No horns of any species endangered or threatened with extinction are used.
To preserve the beauty of your natural horn clothes brush please follow these guidelines:
- Clean using soap and tepid water.
- Avoid chemicals, abrasive cleaning materials, and strong detergents.
- Wipe occasionally with a cloth sprinkled with a small amount of vegetable oil
to preserve the luster.