The Prym mohair brush is the only tool I've found that works to remove unsightly fuzz from mohair and ultra-fluffy mohair-like fabrics.
I have lost count of how many fabric combs, shavers and depillers I own. I don't really need more, but I'm always on a quest for the best.
I once had to depill a bunch of knitwear on camera. I LOVE depilling so I had no test subjects, and I had to borrow a bunch of shabby jumpers from other people.
There was one jumper I couldn't restore, made from an ultra-fluffy synthetic blend like mohair. My fabric combs, electric shavers and even rogue solutions like razor blades didn't work. I had to pick off the grubby bits with my fingers before giving up and returning it to its owner.
A few months later I tracked down a Prym mohair brush to test out for research purposes. I had low expectations but it totally worked on that same jumper (pictured here), with 'ta-da!' energy. I've since used it to restore other synthetic-blend fuzz farms with perfect results.
Note: The bristles on this brush are heavy-duty and could irritate your hand if, like me, you get into a blissful flow state when you're depilling, and not pay full attention to what you're doing. If this happens, try changing how you hold the brush while using it, or wear gloves and bliss out.
This brush is eager to please and fills up with fuzz pretty quickly. To clean out the bristles I've successfully used metal forks, hair combs and hair pins.
Made in Taiwan from 100% plastic, packaged in cardstock and plastic. The brush measures 7.5cm wide.
This tool is a one-trick pony, designed for use on mohair wool, fluffy and fringed fibres. For everything else (wool knits, cashmere knits, cotton jersey, etc.), browse the full collection of fabric combs, shavers and depillers.
This shop dispatches orders once a week so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I have a new work and childcare schedule for 2024 and am still working out the best schedule for postal dispatches; please allow approximately one week from time of purchase while I figure it all out.
I ship via Australia Post because it’s reliable, trackable and carbon-neutral.
If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
International customers: click here for current Australia Post international delivery timeframes.
Shipping is currently a flat rate of $12 within Australia ($17 Express Post); international shipping is calculated at checkout. Gift cards are delivered electronically and do not require shipping.
I ship worldwide with the exception of the UK, due to VAT regulations that came into effect on 1 January 2021. If you are in the UK you can order the UK edition of my book from your local bookshop.
Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶
I choose to reuse
When shipping orders my first priority is to reuse packaging materials whenever possible – boxes, padded mailers, cardboard, paper, tissue paper, bubble wrap and egg cartons from neighbours, second-hand shops and recycling centres. I cannot guarantee the materials used to ship your order will be plastic-free for this reason.
My tags and labels are stamped by hand onto compostable paper tape or preloved cardboard packaging.
I buy recycled packaging
If I don’t have suitable second-hand packaging to use for your order, my next priority is packaging made from recycled materials. It's important to me to support Australian companies making good products from our recyclables, and to make sure that material gets a second life.
I use compostable, gummed kraft-paper tape to seal my parcels whenever possible. I have a second-hand tape wetter that I love, purchased from my local op shop. Gummed paper tape is available at most art-supply shops if you want to make the switch yourself!
Express Post orders will have official plastic "Express Post" tape added.
International orders with many items will have a plastic pocket taped to them, to accommodate additional paperwork required by customs.
Individual product packaging
Every item for sale on this website has its packaging components listed and in most cases photographed, so you can make an informed decision.
When I speak to my suppliers I specifically ask that my orders be supplied to me without plastic packaging, whenever possible, to avoid waste and single-use plastic. This isn’t always possible, but I’ll keep asking, forever.
Here's how one of my suppliers has my name recorded in its database: