ESCOVARIA DE BELOMONTE
Linda & Rui Rodrigues
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Heritage in a brush
Escovaria do Belomonte is a brush store founded in 1927 by the late Antonio Da Silva. His granddaughter Linda took over the business when he passed away. Today, together with her husband Rui Rodrigues, they are running the company.
‘What is the secret of making a good brush?”, Rui repeats a question. “The quality of the material dictates the quality of the brush. Every brush that is sold here, is homemade, finished and assembled by hand. We only use the best materials. For example, we only use woods that come from sustainable activity. The same counts for the hair of the brushes. We refuse to buy hair from dead animals because its cruel to slaughter living beings just to make a brush.
The combination of handcrafting, the use of noble materials and the love and dedication for the product results in a brush of superior quality. And maybe it’s because we stick to our heritage that we still can be proud to be the oldest brush manufacturer in Portugal.’
Curated by Sergio Rodrigues
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