Take Note: National Memo Day!

Take Note: National Memo Day!

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Did you know that May 21 is National Memo Day? Memo Origin: Latin for memorandum Meaning: ‘it must be remembered’ Memorandums, MOUs, memos – whatever you call them, they play a large role in everyday life.  History of the Day While memos have been around for thousands of years, it was not until 1989 that a radio station officially declared May 21 as National Memo Day. A station in Colorado started the day to raise awareness about memos that were being used…

Brand Profile: Nawrap Towels

Brand Profile: Nawrap Towels

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Nawrap towels are quickly becoming a customer favourite. Lightweight, soft, absorbent, and fast-drying, the Nawrap collection makes a perfect addition to any household. Crafted in Japan Established in 1930, Nawrap originally focused on manufacturing mosquito nets. It wasn’t until later that the company switched focus and began to manufacture textiles and linens.  Each Nawrap towel is precisely woven according to traditional Japanese techniques in Nara, Japan and have a 4-layer design. Free of dyes and chemicals, all materials are 100%…

Product Spotlight: Toyo Tool Box

Product Spotlight: Toyo Tool Box

Crafted in Japan, the Toyo Steel Box is durable, practical, and lasting. Known for quality and craftsmanship, these popular boxes are unique finds that can be used from everything from décor to storage.  Brand History Established in 1969, Toyo Steel began their operations as an industrial, pro-tool manufacturer. It slowly transitioned to producing lifestyle products, starting with a basic organizer tool box and evolving from there. Their quality and craftsmanship has given them a dominant position within the Japanese market,…

SEZZLE FAQ’S

SEZZLE FAQ’S

If you’ve shopped our Canadian site, you might have noticed a few different payment options over the past few months. Along with standard credit and PayPal, we’ve introduced payment using Sezzle! What is Sezzle? Sezzle is buy now, pay later plan that offers customers to ability to pay for their purchases in four instalments, rather than one lump sum. The zero& interest-free payments are spaced out over a 6-week period to allow for greater flexibility.  On each product page, you’ll…

Sensational Spring Scents

Sensational Spring Scents

Spring is a time to refresh and what better way to do that than with a new, fresh scent, formulated for the season! Lavender Spring is the ideal season to embrace the sweet and calming scent of lavender. Perfect on its own, or enhanced with a citrus scent, lavender is a great fragrance to welcome the season. We recommend: Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Bowl, Lavender + Fine Classic After Shave, American Blend Barrister & Mann Barrister’s Reserve® Luxury Shaving…

Kent’s Grooming Excellence

Kent’s Grooming Excellence

Since 1777, Kent has produced exceptional grooming products, proudly handcrafted in England.  Brand History  Renowned family-owned British business, Kent officially making them the world’s oldest hairbrush manufacturer. Known for their handmade and professional line of brushes, the company continues to dominate the world’s beauty industry thanks to their impeccable reputation and highly sought after quality products. Heightening their reputation is the inclusion of the royal coat of arms on their luxury products as a result of the Royal Warrant given to…

History of Claus Porto

History of Claus Porto

Ach Brito  Established in 1918, the Ach Brito soap factory was founded by two brothers in Portugal to offer quality and handcrafted products. In 1925, they took over an existing soap factory – Claus & Schweder – after its founders, two Germany expats, returned to Germany. Rebranding as Claus Porto by Ach, they wanted to maintain brand consistency.  Specializing in different products, Ach. Brito created sub brands to help identify its various collections. The Luxo-Banho brand was registered in 1927…

Sustainable Living with Mujun Japan!

Sustainable Living with Mujun Japan!

Mujun Japan is known for its unique, artisanal offerings. Rare and specialty items are courtesy of a the small but highly skilled Mujun team of local craftsmen and artisans.  Wanting to share their knowledge with locals and pass their skills to the next generation, Mujun founders purchased 200,000 sqm of land to fulfill their vision of a village of craftsmen. Located in the mountain forest area of Shimane, Japan, the area is called “The Mujun Planet.” Since most of Japan – 80%…

All You Need Is Love – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

All You Need Is Love – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

Valentine’s Day reminds us to celebrate those we love by expressing our love and affection a little more than we usually do. While it’s true that all we need is love, sometimes it’s nice to receive a little something extra that’s not chocolate or flowers. We’ve selected our top gift ideas that make great valentine’s gift for him or her! Save Water Soap A little cheeky, the soap bar says it all; “Save Water, Shower With A Friend.” Taylor of Old Bond…

Winter Pairings

Winter Pairings

We’re halfway through winter but we know there’s more cold weather ahead. To warm up our grooming routine, we’re pairing our favourite winter fragrances to help you spice up your seasonal shave.  Wood & Spice For exotic fragrances, try mixing products with woody and spicy notes that create warm, rich blends.  Fendrihan Sandalwood Shaving Cream + Taylor of Old Bond Street Mr. Taylors Aftershave Splash Proraso Shaving Cream, Wood & Spice + Floris London Aftershave, Elite Tobacco & Bourbon Warm yet sweet, a tobacco…

2022 Must-Have Grooming Products!

2022 Must-Have Grooming Products!

Each year, new trends and new products hit the market that we’re eager to try. This year, we’ve listed the top grooming and shaving must-haves for 2022! Closed Comb Safety Razors Demand for classic safety razors is on the rise. For smoother, closer shaves, you’ll want to invest in a safety razor. If you’re already a wet-shaver, upgrade your model or try an open comb razor for something a little more aggressive.  Fendrihan Closed Comb Safety Razors Merkur Closed Comb…