Beautiful craftsmanship! I ordered this brush in November and it is still going strong! Iris Hantverk's website says their brushes last about a year, but having had this one 8 months already, I believe it'll last a good while longer. You do have to care for them though. I soak in vinegar water, dry out completely, then apply mineral oil once a month to keep my Iris Hantverk brushes looking beautiful, smelling fresh, and to keep them from drying out. I place them on a towel, bristles down, and let them dry after each use as well. I did have to reglue the handle to the head after a few months of use, but that's to be expected with the amount of water I've subjected it to. I love that it's aesthetically pleasing, sustainably and ethically made by hand, and is fully compostable. I also love the shape of the head. With the flat end it allows you to completely scrub the bottom of the glass or bottle. I would 100% recommend if you're willing to take care of it, and to me the care required is completely worth it.