Detroit startup Bogobrush has launched with a new collection of Buy One + Give One, eco-designed toothbrushes made entirely in the USA. Created by co-founders, siblings, and children of a dentist, Bogobrush was born out of John and Heather McDougall’s idea that the world deserved a toothbrush that shared their values of simplicity, sustainability, and community.
Bogobrush’s sustainable design is available in either recyclable or compostable materials, and with manufacturing partners near their base in Detroit and across the Midwest, Bogobrush can proudly say that every bit of their products are born in the USA.
The minimalist brush’s cylindrical shape was inspired by the feel of an artist’s paintbrush in the hand, and is perfectly paired with a stand that displays the brush while keeping it clean and dry. “We wanted to rethink the toothbrush, from an object people hide in dirty cups and cabinets, to something you would proudly display in your home,” explains Bogobrush designer and co-founder John McDougall.
Bogobrush has a social mission, too: for every toothbrush purchased, one is donated to a person in need. To date, Bogobrush has donated more than 2,000 toothbrushes through partner health clinics in Detroit MI, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN, and Fargo ND.
The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!