Brand Profile: Feather Japan

Brand Profile: Feather Japan

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The technical superiority of Feather Japan’s straight razor collection is sure to convert any disposable razor user to straight-razor shaving.  Since 1932, the talented artisans at Feather have been crafting innovative and quality tools to deliver a close and smooth shave. Located in Osaka, Japan, Feather Safety Razor Co. Ltd. leads all competing manufacturers of high-end shaving, medical, and industrial blades.  Feather’s primary manufacturing plant is found in the “City of Cutlery,” Seko City, home to incredibly skilled craftsmen who designed and…

Make a Match – Shaving Brush Compatibility and Fendrihan Stands!

Make a Match – Shaving Brush Compatibility and Fendrihan Stands!

We want to make it easier for you to preserve and maintain your favourite shaving brush, or collection of shaving brushes. We’ve put together a list of our Fendrihan stands and compatible shaving brushes to help you make the best selection when choosing a brush or stand. We’ll be adding more stands and compatible brushes over the weeks so please be patient while we gather all our information. In the meantime, if you’re looking for stand and brush compatibility, or…

North American Grooming Products

North American Grooming Products

To celebrate Canada Day and the 4th of July, we’re profiling local brands found across North America. Checkout these quality products that are unique in the grooming and shaving industry, enriched with locally sourced ingredients.  O Canada! Junichi Tanaka Crafted by one artisan, Junichi Tanaka handcrafts exceptional clay pieces of functional shaving art, including scuttles and bowl. Read more the artist and creation process here. Baritgan & Stark   Using local, organic, and plant-based ingredients, Calgary-based Bartigan & Stark incorporate high-quality ingredients into…

Summer Inspired Skincare & Shaving Products

Summer Inspired Skincare & Shaving Products

Summer has officially begun! Most of us will be looking to update our grooming and shaving routines to include lighter, and fresher, formulas and scents. We’ve highlighted some key summer products that will give your grooming routine a summer makeover. You can even keep them in your roster throughout the year to liven up your skin on a cold winter’s day! Sea Salt Inhale the sweet and calming aroma of the ocean and stay seaside throughout the year with sea…

Best Travel Products

Best Travel Products

Heading to the cottage? Catching a long flight? Taking a camping trip?  Wherever you’re headed, you don’t have to sacrifice your shaving or grooming routine. There are so many great travel sets to help you maintain a quality grooming routine, no matter where you find yourself.   Shaving   Shaving kits are essential even if you’re not too far from home. They make for great spares in the event of a mishap with your standard shaving supplies. Choose a pre-arranged kit or make your…

Croaps 101

Croaps 101

You may or may not have heard the term croap used in referencing shaving soaps or creams. If it’s a new term, don’t fret; we’re breaking it down so you’re well versed on wet-saving terminology.   What is CROAP?  CREAM + SOAP = CROAP  Seems pretty straightforward but the definition and distinction between creams, soaps, and croaps, might not be as simple as you think.   Croaps share qualities of shaving creams and soaps. They are harder than creams and softer than soaps but can still…

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

When it comes to shaving soap, it can be hard to choose between types, brands, and fragrances. We’re breaking down the basics of tallow and glycerin shaving soaps. Some users don’t notice too much of a difference while others find it difficult to find similarities between the two. While there are many sub-categories within the two (triple-milled, vegan, etc.), we’re looking only at the basics. Try one of each and let us know what you think!  Tallow-Based Tallow is one of…

Clippers, Nippers, or Scissors – Which is Best?

Clippers, Nippers, or Scissors – Which is Best?

Do you clip, nip, or cut your nails? If you’re confused about which tool is best for nail care, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. We’ve broken it down to basics to help you choose the best tools for your nail needs.  NAIL CLIPPERS & NAIL NIPPERS One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is the difference between nail clippers and nail nippers. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, the design of the tool will help…

A Guide to Zero Waste Shaving and Grooming

A Guide to Zero Waste Shaving and Grooming

A minimal waste shave is easier than you think. By switching out a few basic shaving and grooming products, you’ll start to see a reduction in the waste produced. We’ve listed some easy ways to eliminate waste from your daily grooming routines below.  Safety Razor or Straight Razor Changing the main tool in your shaving routine will drastically reduce waste. Whether shaving with a safety or straight razor, not only will you save money, you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint….

Brand Profile: ZADOR Fine Soap

Brand Profile: ZADOR Fine Soap

Guided by tradition, purity, innovation and style, ZADOR expertly crafts Fine Soap Bars that are high performing, elegant, and gentle on skin. It’s not just their performance that makes them unique to any others on the market; it’s how they’re made and what they’re made with. ZADOR utilizes the natural healing properties of a local famous natural resource to make its collection a true original.  Behind the Brand In 2014, two friends were united by their desire to preserve Hungarian…

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Grooming Products

Benefits of Aloe Vera in Grooming Products

Aloe vera, the spectacular succulent, is filled with natural healing properties. Along with relieving sunburn, it can do so much for your skin!  Used for centuries as a common remedy, aloe vera is a popular modern ingredient found in skin care for men and women. Containing vitamin A, C, and E, as well as many amino acids, aloe vera’s ability to act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent calms, heals, soothes, hydrates, regenerates skin cells. This results in smooth, soft,…