Our Industry Part 5 – Mutiny Shaving
OK so these guys aren’t strictly a surfing brand, but they are surfers. Plus they are making a product which every man, unless you are a full on beard man who lives in a cabin in the woods, needs. What is more, most of us use shitty disposable or cartridge based systems for shaving which fill landfills or end up in the sea, and these boys from South Wales are bucking the trend with their beautiful wooden and steel razors and brushes and much nicer shaving soaps. Click the shot for more, and read on below for their words on the revolution they are creating.
Mutiny Shaving was formed in 2014 in Newport, South Wales. As the name suggests, we began as a rebellion against the corporate Goliaths currently dominating the shaving industry .
Huge corporate shaving companies (we’re too classy to name names but you know who we’re talking about) have managed to convince an entire generation that they need a razor with 5 blades, a proprietary lubricating strip and a battery in the handle. This is ludicrous. The disposable cartridge system is cynical, expensive and extremely bad for the environment. Massive amounts of plastic and metal waste are generated with huge environmental consequences.
The shaving foams and creams marketed at us contain harmful chemicals such as methyl propane, propolene glycol (also used in antifreeze and brake fluid), Triethanolamine, and Sodium Laurel Sulphate to name only a few. These dry your skin out as well as having potentially much more serious side effects. We put limonene in our soap. It comes from orange peel. We also use some aloe vera and lemongrass.
We want everyone to join us in rejecting disposable plastic razors and supporting artisan shaving companies.
As an Ecofriendly, vegan company, our aim is to never use animal based products, never use plastic in our packaging, use recyclable products and donate a percentage of our profit to various environmental organisations to ensure we are a zero-carbon company. We believe that the Mutiny Shaving experience provides an outstanding shave which is better for your skin, better for your wallet and most importantly, better for the planet.
You can get involved and help HERE