The Humble Co. was established in 2013, they are based in Sweden but have grown all over the world since. They are leading a small revolution in oral care products – from design and manufacture to humbleness.
Founded by dentist Noel Abdayem, The Humble Co. was designed to create products that are good for you and kind to our planet. As many children will never own any oral care products and we’re depleting natural resources and filling up the oceans with used products; every Humble purchase goes towards funding projects for the benefit of children in need. The Humble Co. believes that when we are lucky enough to be born in an affluent part of the world it should be our duty to take care of the less fortunate.
As most of us are aware there is a growing plastic problem, everyday items such as toothbrushes add to this issue. The world consumes more than 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes every year – most of which end up in landfills and oceans. With a beautiful and simple design, Humble Brush is a serious alternative to regular plastic toothbrushes.
Using bamboo for the handle, as a natural material, it can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safety return to the soil within 6 months. It is only the bristles that are not biodegradable, although they may be recycled in some areas.
THE HUMBLE SMILE FOUNDATION
Many kids throughout the world have no means to care for their oral health. The dental clinic is too far away and they have no access to toothbrushes or paste. Unfortunately what they do have is an increasingly sugary diet, which often results in pain, tooth loss, missing school, disability, and impaired psychological and physical development.
The Humble Smile Foundation brings together people that have chosen to share the responsibility of preventing oral disease. They develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that inform, educate and help to prevent oral disease in vulnerable people who often have never seen let alone used a toothbrush. The projects are funded from the sales of all Humble products and supported by their corporate partners. They currently have active projects in: India, Ethiopia, Nepal, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Transylvania, Cuba, Burkina
THE HUMBLE CO. PRODUCTS
As well as toothbrushes, The Humble Co. has developed vegan toothpaste in mint or charcoal flavour and a biodegradable chewing gum – made from trees and plants, available in lemon or mint flavour. They have also developed a dish cleaning brush, made with 100% biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo – the fastest growing plant on earth. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial which means that there is no need to use fertilisers or pesticides during its cultivation.