November 20 is the United Nations Universal Children’s Day!

Established in 1954, this day is used to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. It marks the day on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard 🙂

And the toothbrush?…

Did you know that five billion plastic toothbrushes are produced every year and, that the majority of them will end up in landfill or, in our beautiful oceans 🙁

The Humble Brush is a Swedish designed eco toothbrush, made from bamboo and Nylon-6 bristles, the most biodegradable nylon in the world. The sustainably-grown bamboo handle is 100% biodegradable; the box is made from recycled materials; and the internal wrapper is made from plants, so it’s compostable.

What does this have to do with Universal Children’s Day?…

Well, for every Humble Toothbrush sold, a child in need receives a toothbrush or alternative oral care, as administered by the Humble Smile Foundation and partners, who are a global group of dental professionals that manage oral health outreach projects to help keep smiles on the faces of kids that live in the most vulnerable areas around the world.

And in the words of Mother Teresa…“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

The Humble Brush is £3.99 and can be found at their online store here or, I bought mine at Waitrose.