Hi and Welcome to ThermoBrush!! We are a proud Australian Owned and Australian Made Product. We have been on this journey for 3 years now. Designing, tooling and manufacturing our brush. What an exciting journey it has been to make it to launch day!
We are a hardworking Australian Family. We live in Rural SA, and have made this little dream achievable from our small coastal town. I’m so happy I have been able to teach our children that anything is possible, from anywhere. As long as you believe in yourself.
This journey began one night when hubby was cleaning up after dinner ( rare but true! ) and he pulled the blade out of our Thermomix and started to clean it. The little bristle brush we had did a good job, but awkward to use and hard to get in the tiny gap of the blade.
Next minute hubby yells outs……….‘Jade, invent a brush that cleans the Thermie Blade better.’ With not much thought of what he had said, we went about our life as normal……..until I had to clean dough out of the blade!
I then started thinking of different designs that might work. One that would mould to the shape of the base of the blade. Others that hooked around. With many designs in my head, that night my brain didn’t switch off, and by morning I had the perfect design.
After I dropped the kids off at school, I got their craft box out and made my 1st Prototype out of straws, cardboard and sticky tape! I then took my Prototype to our local Fabrication company and ask Corey to make me one out of Aluminium. It worked perfectly!!
We then took the idea to a Tooling company in Adelaide and the process of getting our mould started………1 year on the tooling was complete. We then started moulding and testing. Another year later we had a launch day in mind and started manufacturing.
To me, it was not an option to get our product manufactured Over Seas. We have 3 young children, and when they grow up, I would like them to be able to get a job in any industry they choose. Anywhere in Australia, in any state or territory.
My passion is to get more Australian Businesses to get their Products made in Australia. I would encourage them to all get quotes from Australian Manufactures. The company we work with, Cresta Plastics in Holden Hill, Adelaide, where on the verge of closing down. Until in 2015 a man named Peter Miller walked into their factory. Peter, the inventor of Lockie, asked Cresta Plastic to manufacture for him. A year later, I walk in asking them to Manufacture our ThermoBrush. Cresta Plastic is now a booming little business. It only takes a couple of passionate Australians to manufacture in Australia, and our industries will come back! That’s on my agenda this year! To bring back manufacturing to Oz!
We have come a long way in just a few short months. We are very proud of our Business. And I sometime roll over at night and say to my husband……. ‘What’s it like being married to an inventor??’ haha
We hope you love our Brush as much as we do. Hubby now happily cleans the dough from the Blade!