Australia's best millet broom is handmade in the Tumut Broom Factory!
Made in Country NSW, millet brooms from the Tumut Broom Factory are well-known for their quality and longevity. Each one is hand-crafted using the same techniques used to make traditional straw brooms since 1946. Now the last original millet broom factory in Australia, the Tumut Broom Factory is home to a new generation of broom makers.
We have been proud stockists of these lovely straw brooms since Tara visited the factory in 2013 with Better Homes and Gardens. At the time, Tara met Geoff and Rob - expert millet broom makers who devoted their working lives to honing their craft. Now retired, Geoff and Rob have passed the torch to Andrew and his team, who continue to make the beautiful brooms that we stock in store; and ship Australia wide.
You can watch the video of Tara's visit to the Tumut Millet Broom factory here.
Which broom is right for you?
Each broom is designed with a specific use in mind, so we've put together a guide to help you choose which broom (or brooms!) will be perfect for you at home.
The most popular in the collection, the Woolshed millet broom features a strong cane centre, making it ideal for sweeping outdoor areas and concrete surfaces. The added cane centre in this broom makes it incredibly sturdy - it will even stand up on its own! The heaviest in weight of the range, this broom features 7 ties to bring the millet bristles together. Recommended for sweeping harder surfaces including pavers, concrete, decking boards, and asphalt.
Similar in size, but lighter weight than the Woolshed broom, the 6-tie broom is ideal for sweeping indoors. Made without the cane bristles in the centre, this millet broom is ideal for softer flooring, including floor boards and tiles.
Smaller again than the 6-tie and Woolshed, this handy little caravan broom is made for sweeping small areas (like a caravan or tent). Its petite size, light weight, and long handle also make it handy for getting into those hard to reach corners, and high cobwebs. Also an ideal size for children if you want to get the little ones involved!
Made for nooks and crannies, this little hand-held millet broom features a small handle for ease of use. Use this to sweep down outdoor furniture, in place of a brush with your dust pan; or even to beat the dust out of soft furnishings and rugs!
Designed to be used everyday, your Tumut millet broom can last up to 30 years, if you care for it correctly!
As they’re made from natural materials, they will naturally wear down over time. The trick is to rotate your millet broom during use to encourage even wear.
To ensure its longevity, make sure you store your millet broom inside away from rain and heavy moisture, to prevent mould and mildew.
A beautiful tool like these well-made millet brooms make those run of the mill chores just that little bit more enjoyable. It's just one of the many reasons we love to have them as part of our everyday collection!