“ ไม่ได้กวาดแต่ทาง กวาดใจไปด้วย “ หลวงปู่ชา สุภัทโท
Ajahn Chah taught “When you clean your path, you should also clean your heart and mind.”
The story of Sa-ard Jai essential broom began with monk Nanto, in a forest monastery in Wang Nam Kiew. In the forest monastery, our daily meditation included cleaning. We clean to become more aware of our surroundings. After the path is clear, we could see clearly and be mindful of poisonous snakes and other deadly animals, especially when we went back to our Kuti at night. Lung Prasarn, a dedicated friend and teacher, told Nanto that there is one broom so difficult to make. One monk once said “To find a million Baht would be easier than to make this broom.” This broom was the prototype of Sa-ard Jai Standard Grassbroom, and it became the point of initiation of our broom making company.
a human friendly design
Sa-ard Jai broom makes cleaning easy and relaxing. It is a piece of art and a household tool that can be used and displayed in your house, your workplace, or your school. We make Sa-ard Jai with heart and designed it to be a human-friendly and environmental-friendly product.
Our brooms are new broom design applying techniques passed down to a young designer, who admires oriental and western art and practiced design in the US, Japan, and in Thailand. He learned the art of broom making from a broom making master who frequently visits the same forest monastery as the designer.
Toon Kantharoup is the main designer of Sa-ard Jai products. He is an architectural designer and also runs his own architecture studio. He is experienced by both western and eastern cultures, by spending some time abroad and at in his home country, Thailand.