The Copper Hat is a husband and wife endeavor located in Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. We created The Copper Hat in 2009 because of our own frustration that came from shaving with typical drug store supplies.
We each struggled with extreme skin types, one oily and one sensitive & dry. We were overwhelmed by the increasing cost of multi-blade cartridge razors and the terror cheaper razors reigned on our skin. When Brad started a job that required him to be clean shaven every day, he took matters into his own hands. He tracked down his first vintage double-edged razor and a shaving brush and, for the next several months, his most common saying to Kate was “feel how smooth my face is!” After observing Brad’s excitement, Kate began wet shaving and could also never go back to the drug store habit.
We started The Copper Hat because we know that we are not the only people who are tired of spending too much money on large blade cartridges that will just be thrown away. Although recent technology has brought us 5 blade razors, vibrating blades, and razors with built-in shave foam, the finesse of this personal care routine seems to have been lost in the fast-paced chaos of our daily lives. We craft and stock high quality brushes, razors, blades, soaps, and other shaving supplies so that you can enjoy a personalized shave that is suited to your hair and skin type.
The Copper Hat endeavors to bring the class back to shaving by supplying you with excellent products to enjoy every time you shave. We believe that by taking the time to prepare the skin and shave using appropriate techniques and quality supplies, one can achieve a magnificent shave while promoting and maintaining healthy skin, free of dryness, razor burn, and excess oil.
We feel incredibly lucky to have met so many wonderful, supportive and interesting people on The Copper Hat path. Whether you are a customer, fellow vendor or small-business owner, market coordinator, family member, friend or someone else who has cheered us on along the way, THANK YOU, we truly couldn’t have gotten The Copper Hat to this point without you! We are passionate about grassroots economies and encourage you to support small, local businesses whenever possible. We adore this Coast and natural environments everywhere and are so happy that through The Copper Hat we can provide people sustainable shaving practices while working within our small business community.
In October of 2020, due to COVID-19, we closed our brick-and-mortar retail store in downtown Victoria. We were very sad to leave the store and miss seeing lots of folks in person each day. That being said, we’ve been able to stay in touch with most of our clients through phone and email and have been enjoying delivering shaving gear in town an sending parcels nationally and internationally! We are so grateful for the 9 amazing years we spent in our stores downtown – from Rock Bay Square to Fan Tan Alley to Market Square, it has been a wild ride that we will never forget.
Thank you so much for stopping by – Happy Shaving!
Kate & Brad