In the late 1900s century Iris Handverk started manufacturing handmade brushes in Stockholm, Sweden. It was a successful movement, so successful that it remains today and now every brush is made to the highest standard by hand by a dedicated team of visually impaired craftsmen. This Shaving brush comes in beech wood and badger hair. Badger hair absorbs water naturally, making it optimal for shaving brushes. Moisten the brush and work up a lather from the shaving soap which is then applied to the face.