Brand Profile: DOVO Solingen

Brand Profile: DOVO Solingen

DOVO Solingen is one of the most recognized names in wet shaving, specializing in grooming products for both men and women. Founded in Solingen, Germany in 1906, DOVO was born when Carl Dorp and Carl Arthur Voos opened their first factory dedicated to forging and finishing straight razors. Using the first two letters of their last name, Dorp and Voos, they came up with the DOVO name. Shortly after World War II, the founders retired and their successor, Frits Bracht,…

Brand Spotlight: e+m Holzprodukte

Brand Spotlight: e+m Holzprodukte

Early Days Founded by Konrad Ehmann in Nuremberg in 1899, e+m Holzprodukte began is rich history producing nib penholders. Quickly becoming one of the largest manufacturer’s, e+m Holzprodukte gained a strong following for its handmade wooden writing tools and accessories. During World War II, its factory was destroyed, along with years of work and original designs. When production resumed, only a limited number of models were reproduced. Company Revival Seeking to revive the company, Wolfram Mümmler, a member of the family’s…

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Brand Spotlight – Calena Vegan Organic

Calena’s founder, Angelika Böhme grew up collecting herbs and flowers in Bavaria’s Allgäu Mountains with her grandmother. She quickly developed a passion for botany and used her extensive knowledge to establish the natural cosmetic company, Calena, in 1987. All Calena products are handcrafted in small batches using unmodified raw plant materials for natural, and effective, fresh cosmetic products. Calena’s extracts are grown using sustainable organic farming and cultivation practices, accredited by EcoControl. Their pure natural plant extracts and organic palm…

Brand Spotlight: Heinrich L. Thäter

Brand Spotlight: Heinrich L. Thäter

Elegance, luxury, and distinction characterize the renowned collection of Thäter brushes. Handmade in Germany since 1913, Thäter brushes are delicately crafted according to traditional techniques. Staying true to their ‘small but beautiful’ philosophy, a Thäter brush is distinguished by its soft luxurious bristles and signature polished handles that are comfortable and sleek. The family-owned business takes pride in its craftsmanship. The handmade knots are artfully crafted by skilled artisans with years of experience and unparalleled knowledge of the trade. Silvertip,…