We are so thrilled with the story of our Rebel Washboard!
Originally washboards were believed to have been made from wood only, dating back to the late 18th Century. The wooden bars were then replaced with ribbed metal sheeting as this lasted longer, however during WWII, when metal was in short supply, glass washboards were the most sustainable option.
As we are hugely committed to pushing the sustainable boundaries, and who knows seeing the end of the 'washing machine' we love how upcycled whisky barrel staves and repurposed privacy glass window panes today in 2021 make the most special washboard. But with like everything we create and curate it has more than one use! This could be a beautiful wall hanging as well as a washboard, but also a serving platter (we love a good strong cheese and Scottish oatcake) and yet a delicate bathroom dish to neatly store your plastic free toiletries.
Each washboard has been made with upcycled materials in Scotland with our Scottish artisan friends, Angels' Share Glass Ltd, who are based in Stirling. They have also been coated in a food safe raw linseed oil.
At our mill each board has been hot iron branded by hand, with our iconic marque, the symbol of a Prickly Thistle Rebel! All washboards are part of a limited collection, with only 140 being produced.
Dimensions - 40cm length, 23.5cm width and 4cm depth
All washboards will be packed with recycled kraft materials to ensure the glass is securely protected when travelling home to you. Also each washboard will be stowed in one of our organic cotton tote bags as an extra layer of protection.
We love our Rebel Washboard 🥰. It arrived all the way to Canada 🇨🇦 in one piece. The packaging is perfect. And your attention to the detail 💕 My name on the envelope, the ribbon and pin, and the wrapping was perfect. It may be my imagination but the wood has a wonderful smell, and you can still smell the burning of your emblem on the board. Fresh off the press 😂. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts to keep our planet green. We need more people like you in the world. Cheers from 🇨🇦
Gave this cheeseboard to my daughter and her partner as a gift as both lovers of cheese. She couldn’t for the life of her think what it was, and was a little take aback when I told her, but after a wee while it now sits out on a sideboard for all to see. She also went onto your site to look at what else was on offer.