Make It! Craft Show in Edmonton/St.Albert

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We will be selling our handcrafted shaving gear at Make It! Edmonton at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert this April 8 – 10, 2016. This craft show brings together artists and makers from across Canada and is always a blast! The Enjoy Centre is a beautiful venue and not only includes the Make It! show, but also a full greenhouse, gift shops, restaurant and cafe, fitness studio, grocery store, and many other cool businesses!  If you’ve never been there, it’s definitely worth taking a look around.  If you live in the area, we’d love to meet you in person so that we can put faces to names.  This is a great opportunity for those of you in the Edmonton area to be able to smell shave soap and pick up brushes and other gear.  Our selection at this show will include our handcrafted brushes, soaps, Legs products, and leather travel gear.  Because this is a handmade-only show, we won’t have the full range of products that you see on our website our in the store.  Our brick-and-mortar store in Victoria will remain open while we’re out out of town. CLICK FOR EVENT INFORMATION!

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Movember Giveaway 2015

You may have noticed an increase in moustaches around this month, and for many people it’s a sign that they’re supporting men’s health through the Movember campaign. Each November, the Movember Foundation changes the face of men’s health by encouraging men to grow out their moustaches and wear them loud and proud, prompting conversations about men’s health. Participants also raise funds for men’s health initiatives including those fighting prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental illness. Mental illness is a HUGE concern among men, and while we support increased mental health services for everyone, we recognize that it is especially difficult for guys to discuss mental illness.Men's Mental Health Infographic

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This month, we’re talking about mental health, and we’d love for you to join us. Both of us (Kate & Brad) are proponents of the de-stigmatization of mental health issues. Right now we’re giving away a complete shave set to raise awareness about mental health issues, especially among men, through both the Movember Foundation and Partners for Mental Health.

Partners for Mental Health is a national charity aimed at improving mental health in Canada by mobilizing and engaging Canadians to drive fundamental changes. Through their campaigns you can learn more about mental health issues, tell your own story, generate important conversations and pledge your support to improve mental health in Canada.

Where do I come in?

Do you agree that mental health, including men’s mental health, is an important issue and cause? If you do, connect with one of these awesome organizations and put your name in our draw for a complete wet shaving set. The set includes a handcrafted shaving brush made by Brad of The Copper Hat, a double edge safety razor, a pack of blades and an all-natural shave soap made by Kate of The Copper Hat. For the month of November, ahem, Movember, show us your support for either the Movember Foundation and/or Partners for Mental Health and we’ll put your name in a draw for this awesome wet shaving set to be drawn on December 1, 2015.

How does it work?

There are 4 ways to enter in to this giveaway:

1.) If you’re growing out your ‘stache and are raising funds through the Movember Foundation, email us the link to your Movember Fundraising Profile Page

2.) If you’re not growing out your own Mo, but have donated to another person’s Movember fundraising efforts, email us a confirmation of your donation (or send us a screen shot of your donation confirmation)

3.) If you’d like to help make positive change to mental health services in Canada, you can pledge your support for mental health through the Partners for Mental Health website. You can either forward your confirmation email to us or send us a screen shot of your pledge.

4.) Post a photo of how you pledge your support for mental health initiatives and post it on Twitter or Instagram.  Tag it with #mensmentalhealth AND #thecopperhat (so we can find your photo).  This photo can include your awesome moustache if you have one, but it doesn’t have to!

Over the month of November we’ll compile a list of everyone who shows us their support for these important mental health initiatives. On December 1, 2015, we’ll put all of the names in a hat and randomly select someone to win the shave set. If you have any questions about entering this draw, please feel free to drop us a line.

Thank you for joining us in supporting Movember and Partners for Mental Health, and in turn promoting increased mental health services for everyone! -Brad & Kate

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Recycle your razor blades

A major benefit to wet shaving is that your greatly decrease your environmental impact.  Plastic cartridges and disposable razors are impossible to recycle unless you disassemble them first (that means somehow pulling out the sharp blades – fun!).  Think about how often you shave, and then how often everyone else shaves and then how much waste that can collectively create.  Shaving is one of the most wasteful practices we take part in on a day-to-day basis so by using recyclable safety razor blades, we can dramatically decrease the amount of garbage that makes it to the landfill.

You know that your double or single edge razor blades are recyclable, but do you know exactly how to recycle them?  Most razor blades are made out of stainless steel, meaning they can be melted down and used for new projects.  Specialty metal recyclers can take your blades, you just need to find out who those businesses are in your area.

If you live here in Victoria or can make it to our store on Johnson Street, bring your blades in to us and toss them in our blade collection jug.  When the jug is full we’ll use the blades for a really cool project (it’s a secret for now but we’ll post more details as the jug fills up).

If you don’t live in Victoria and have recycled your blades at a different facility, feel free to post in the comment section so that others in your area can give it a try.

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Valentine’s Day Shave Sets

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Valentine’s Day Shave Sets

February 14th… ugh.  We hate to do it, but we’re hopping on the commercial band wagon and embracing Valentine’s Day this year.  What could be more sexy and loving than giving your sweetie the gift of smooth, non-irritated, happy skin?  Our shave sets are completely customisable and we are more than happy to personally help you create the best shave set for your needs.  Just stop by our store or try filling out our custom shave set building form to get started.  We also have a wide variety of our most popular pre-built shave sets listed on the website.

And, just so we’re all on the same page, wet shaving and Copper Hat shave sets are awesome for anyone who shaves; men, women, Valentines and non-Valentines.  If you or someone you know is sick of the current shaving routine, come check us out; we’re happy to help and will give you 14% off any shave set you build until February 14, 2014!

Also, on Saturday, February 15th, our 3 Fan Tan Alley courtyard will become the studio of Photographer and Tintypist Ken Miner.  Ken with be using his 112 year old camera to shoot 1860’s tintype portraits of you (or you and your sweetie) on a first come – first served basis starting at 10:00am.  This event will also give you a chance to check out the creations of our lovely friend and neighbour, Radjuli Custom Designs, as well as pursue some fantastic shaving gear.  Please check out and share the event listing for more information.

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Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who participated in our contest and campaign focused on raising awareness of men’s and mental health issues with the Movember Foundation and the Partners for Mental Health “Right By You” Campaign!  We believe that making these health topics better known is very important and we appreciate that you do too!  Congrats to the lucky winner of one of our complete cigar box shave sets!  He’s received the set and should be showing off the results soon!

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Holiday Markets for 2013

We are excited to be setting up at a variety of awesome holiday markets this November and December!  Please read on to check out the different events and store closures.

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We’ll be set up at the PNE Forum in Vancouver for Make It from Dec 28 – Nov 1.  This enormous show features talented makers from all across Canada and is sure to be a really great time!

 

 

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On Dec 6 and 7 we’ll be set up at the one and only Owl Designer Fair at the Fernwood Community Centre in Victoria.  This show features local artists from Victoria and is a blast every year!

 

 

 

Downtown

We agree that Downtown is a wonderful place to  be!  We’ll have a table at the Victoria Open Air Market Holiday Pop Up Market in Centennial Square on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from December 13 to 22, weather permitting.  This market will run along side the DVBA’s famous ferris wheel!

 

 

store closures

With all of these sweet events comes a bit of upheaval in our store hours.  We will be closed on:

  • Thursday, Nov 28
  • Friday, Nov 29
  • Sat, Nov 30
  • Sun, Dec 1
  • Friday, Dec 6 (open until 3pm)
  • Saturday, Dec 7

Our website is always open and we will do our absolute best to get back to you if you place an order or contact us through the website during these times.

We Support Mental Health Initiatives

Here at The Copper Hat we talk a lot about shaving, but we like to talk about a lot of other things, too.

This month, we’re talking about mental health, and we’d love for you to join us.  Both of us (Kate & Brad) are proponents of the de-stigmatization of mental health issues.  Right now we’re working to raise awareness about mental health issues, especially among men, through both the Movember Foundation and the Partners for Mental Health “Right By You” campaign.

Movember

Each November, the Movember Foundation changes the face of men’s health by encouraging men to grow out their moustaches and wear them loud and proud, prompting conversations about men’s health.  Participants, AKA Mo Bros, also raise funds for men’s health initiatives including those fighting prostate and testicular cancer.  This year, Movember has added mental health to their list of supporting causes and we are very happy to see it there.  Mental illness is a HUGE concern among men, and while we support increased mental health services for everyone, we recognize that it is especially difficult for guys to discuss mental illness.

Right by YouRight By You is the current campaign of Partners for Mental Health and is focused on raising awareness about the lack of mental health services available to young people in Canada.  Through this campaign you can learn more about mental health issues, tell your own story, generate important conversations and sign a petition in support of increased mental health services.

Where do I come in?

Do you agree that mental health, including men’s mental health, is an important issue and cause?  If you do, connect with one of these awesome organizations and put your name in our draw for a complete cigar box wet shaving set.  For the month of November, ahem, Movember, show us your support for either the Movember Foundation and/or the Right By You campaign and we’ll put your name in a draw for this awesome cigar box wet shaving set  to be drawn on November 30, 2013.

How does it work?

 

  • Support Mental Health SetJust send us an email with a link to your “Mo Space” Movember Fundraising profile page stating that you’ve raised $40 or more for the cause OR
  • If you’re not a Mo Bro this year, but have donated to a Mo Bro, just email us a confirmation of your donation of any amount or a screen shot showing your donation OR
  • If you choose to sign the Right By You petition, just send us a screen shot of the “Thank You” webpage that appears at the end.

We’ll compile a list of everyone who contacts us and shows us their support for these important mental health initiatives.  On November 30, 2013, we’ll put all of the names in a hat and randomly select someone to win the shave set.  If you have any questions about entering this draw, please feel free to drop us a line.

Thank you for joining us in supporting Movember & the Right By You campaign, and in turn promoting increased mental health services for everyone!

-Brad & Kate

Project Connect

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting Project Connect, a project collecting donations to create care packs for Victorians experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. To support this important project, we are collecting donations in our store until this Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2:00pm that we will then drop off at Project Connect. 50% of every Copper Hat Shave Soap purchased on line or in the store this week will go to Project Connect. Please see the poster below for a list of other donations. Thanks everyone!

http://victoriahomelessness.ca/get-involved/project-connect/project connect