UPDATE: Congratulations to Lauren L, the winner of the giveaway, and a big thank you to everyone who entered. We have to say, it was really powerful to see how many people got involved and shared their stories and well-wishes with us – thank you and happy shaving!
People ask us all the time “how long have you guys been here?”, and it’s kind of a loaded question!
We started The Copper Hat as a business in 2009, but before we had a brick-and-mortar store, we sold our gear online and at many different outdoor markets and craft shows. In our first few years, Brad would meet people at local coffee shops and at our apartment to get them set up with wet shaving gear.
Our first permanent store location was in Rock Bay Square, and Brad both made all of our shaving brushes and sold all of our shaving supplies out of the same 100 square foot space. Rock Bay Square has quite the history: originally a planing mill at the turn of the century, it now houses the work spaces of dozens of creative makers including leather workers, coffee roasters, jewelers and a wicked ice cream shop!
Brad’s wood shop is still in Rock Bay Square, but in 2013 we moved our store front into a tiny space in Fan Tan Alley. This space allowed us to be in Downtown Victoria and get to know our neighbours and clients in Chinatown. While we loved our Fan Tan Alley space, at 80 square feet, it was getting pretty squishy.
So, in the spring of 2014, we made the leap and started fixing up a new store space, just across the street from Fan Tan Alley, in Market Square. After a lot of painting, constructing and assembling, we were ready for The Copper Hat 4.0! 3 years ago, on June 1, 2014 to be exact, we opened the doors of our new location in Market Square. We are so happy to call this historic and funky area home and want to celebrate our Market Square Anniversary by giving away a shave set like none other!
We wanted to focus on some of the gear that makes us unique, so we’ve included lots of Copper Hat items as well as some of our other favourites:
The Journey Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush ($119) | All-Natural Shave Soap ($12) | Copper Hat Post-Shave Leg Balm ($14) | Lathering Mug by our Favourite Potter ($39) | Anthony Gold Natural Aftershave Lotion ($14) | 1957 Gillette “Superspeed” Safety Razor ($79)
You can enter this giveaway either online or in our store. Limit of 1 entry per person. We will randomly select the winning name on June 30, 2017 and the winner will be announced and contacted by email. No purchase is necessary and you don’t need to live in Victoria to win. Good luck! -Kate & Brad