Grin toothbrush is now called Nada?
Note: Nada toothbrushes and brush heads are not compatible with Grin. We will continue to sell Grin replacement toothbrush heads. You can find them here.
What gives? After all, Grin is a great name for a toothbrush…
When I first started working on a sustainable toothbrush handle and replaceable brush heads, I jotted down exactly two name ideas. Before adding more, my wife walked by, peeked over my shoulder and said, “Grin is cute.”
Fast forward a few years and we’re planning to launch in the US. However a quick trademark search reveals the name Grin is taken by a company in New Zealand. Oh joy.
After an insanely difficult name search we, along with feedback from our amazing customers, chose the name ‘Nada’.
Nada is a Spanish word that roughly translates to “nothing". Since our goal is to make a toothbrush that has zero waste, this made perfect sense. It’s a word that sounds nice, is short, easy to spell, easy to remember and can be used for more products than a toothbrush (we have ambitions don’t you know).
We’re still selling Grin toothbrush heads and will continue to as long as customers need them.
What is the difference between Grin and Nada?
The two designs are almost identical. The main change is the connection design. Nada has one pillar with a locking mechanism as opposed to the two pillars Grin used.
The shape of the brush head is slightly different and Nada features an amazing tongue scraper, which works really well.
Thanks for reading. If you’re interested in how we started, check out this blog post.
Thanks for helping us reduce plastic waste from disposable toothbrushes.
– Simon & Thomas