A Sustainable Partner
Who They Are
Architects Kevin Foley and James O’Halloran were relaxing on the sandy beaches of the British Virgin Islands in 1980 when a life changing idea struck them: refine and improve the humble toothbrush for the modern world. By 1983, with a little help from their friends, RADIUS was launched and they had their first toothbrush mold ready for production, featuring an oval head with a palm friendly handle, unlike any toothbrush that had come before. Named The Original, it featured 6,500 super-soft bristles, and immediately flew off the shelves! Back in those days, the RADIUS team took taxis across Manhattan delivering orders door-to-door just to keep up with demand.
As things took off, they began to look for a space to grow, landing in Kutztown, Pennsylvania at a restored feed mill factory. This was also the year that they created the leftie brush, bringing the power of The Original to everyone! But they didn’t stop there. Their insatiable love for clever design led to the launch of the SCUBA Brush in 1989, made from flexible tree rubber and landing the company in the design hall of fame at the Smithsonian. From creating mini childrens brushes to revitalizing natural silk floss, RADIUS continued to push the boundaries for the next decade, even expanding to travel cases to hold their intuitive designs in.