The Team

Brad – Owner, Brush Maker, Shaving Expert

Brad is the guy behind The Copper Hat. In 2009, he got really in to wet shaving and realized that it could be life changing for a lot of people.  With some pushing from Kate, Brad started the business as a simple website and market booth in downtown Victoria.  While continuing as market vendors, we also set up shop in a small workshop (formerly a closet) space.  Brad made, and continues to make, our Copper Hat shaving brushes, and eventually designed The Journey, our flagship shaving brush. Brad currently runs the store on Weekends and takes care of the overall operations of The Copper Hat.

Brad loves cycling, hiking, kayaking, bakeries and good coffee!

Kate – Owner, Maker and Shaving Expert

Kate’s been around since the beginning of The Copper Hat and has played pretty much every role in the business. Kate’s current role is crafting our all-natural shaving and skin care products, attempting to keep up with social media, and keeping our website going.  She’s also in the store a few days a week. Kate loves being outside, exploring, and meeting small business owners wherever she goes.

“I love this job because it’s like having 9 jobs – I have learned so much over the past 10 years getting The Copper Hat up and running and keeping it going.  Above all, I love my interactions with the people.  Shaving isn’t a niche market – a lot of people shave, which means I get to chat with such a wide range of folks when I’m in the store.  The stories that have come out of this job are pretty amazing!”

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən, W̱SÁNEĆ, and all Coast Salish Peoples, on whose land The Copper Hat called home for many years.  We are grateful to and acknowledge that we currently live, work and learn on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others.

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