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 allow 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.