End of Year Reflections

I am coming close to 1 year of being in business. When I started this back in February, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I had, and still have, a passion and simple enjoyment for classic shaving! It's actually funny because when I first started this company I had quite a full beard and was only really shaving my neck. Regardless, I wanted to share how enjoyable shaving can be and the big world out there of shaving products that are so much better than your run of the mill cartridge razor and canned shaving goo! 

This first year has been a lot of simply discovering what's out there, testing it out, and getting these awesome products into the hands of my customers. There's been a lot of product sampling, adding some stuff and also taking some stuff off my site. It's been a really good test period to see what people like and as much as I can, guess what I feel others will like based off both my personal experience and others reviews. I imagine it's always going to be a bit of a guessing game! 

Probably the most exciting thing for me this year was getting a handful of custom made products. I honestly didn't expect to get so many made, but it has been a ton of fun. There are endless possibilities when making custom products. I am sure I will add new custom items for the forseeable future. My top seller for sure, in large part thanks to pre-orders, and even since then, has been my custom matte black safety razor! 

Other great items include my custom shaving brush, straight razor, and  shaving bowl and mug. 

There's so many great items for both hardware (razors, brushes, bowls) and also consumables (shave soap/cream, aftershave, pre-shave oil, beard oil). I've tried working with a good number of Canadian artisans, and feature many of the talented companies in our own back yard. I'm always on the lookout for more products to add, and it's been my goal to offer top quality yet affordable products. 

There will always be some trial and error, and I'm so grateful for those who've tried the products I offer and continue to do so. Whether this ever turns into something more than just my little online store, it's truly a fun experience thats turned into even more than I could have expected. 

I started shaving this way a few years ago after I realized there were so many incredible options out there. I know shaving can seem like a chore, and beard care can often be overlooked....but with the right products it is a truly enjoyable (and even relaxing) process. I thoroughly enjoy this part of my routine. I'll sometimes pour a hot cup of coffee, turn on some music, and enjoy taking the time to have a nice shave (or trim and clean up my beard). Between the nostalgic feeling of taking part in a classic method of shaving, enjoying the great scents of the various products, and the time to myself, it's a part of my day which I truly look forward too. If it's something you're going to be doing anyways, why not make it an enjoyable experience?! 

Anyways, I just want to once again say thank you to everyone who supported me in 2018, and I look forward to offering great products and great customer service to all of you in 2019 and the foreseeable future! Cheers from my family to yours, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉🥂