Artisan

Artisan specific (as opposed to a company) - typically made in small batches by a limited number of people.

Mickey Lee Soapworks to Close

It is with sadness we must report that one of our favorite vendors, #mickeyleesoaps will be closing its doors after five years in business. We've been lucky to enjoy both the company of Eric and Sammy as well as their products, but military commitments mean that continuing Mickey Lee Soapworks isn't in the cards; from an earlier announcement. We wish them both health and happiness in their future endeavors. See below for the full statement.

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West Coast Shaving Introducing New Soap Line

New Shaving Soap Line from WCS

West Coast Shaving is introducing a new line of scents that will be available in a duck fat soap and a vegan jojoba oil cream. They write, "We really think that these are some of the best bases in the wet shaving market. We wanted to offer both so regardless of our customer’s preferences they would be able to enjoy these wonderful scents."

Shopify Sites Down (Again)

Shopify shops are down

Back in 2016 there was a DDoS attack which caused the outage of Shopify and Etsy (which many wet shaving artisans use). Well, it looks like something's afoot again. While you can reach the site itself as well as the shop URLs, they all respond with "Sorry, this shop is currently unavailable." See the prior article for some of the sites affected or manually go through our list of links. A little Monday #drama for you.

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Thanks for the Free Advertising!

Win!  Free!  Giveaway!

Not a new thing on social media or even wet shaving, but definitely an ever-increasing trend... Vendors and artisans getting their fans, friends and followers to advertise for them on social media - for free. You can easily spot the bait in posts with words like "win" or "giveaway" where of course, one of the requirements is to reshare on your own social media channel(s). Here's how it works...

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