Non-electric shavingFor us at Zwickmeister, "non-electric shaving" means more than just giving up an electric shaver. Most likely, our approach is similar to the Slow Food movement. The term "slow grooming", however, we found somehow silly. Of course, it is common today to use English terms to underline the campaigning ability of a concern. But we wanted to do without, so we came to non-electric shaving.
The Consciousness and Who You Should KnowTo understand non-electric shaving, you need to be aware of your own actions. br> br>We like to know the people who make our products. We would like to know how and where they work, how they live and where they pay their taxes. And indeed, we know most of our supplying producers, know the cities and regions where they live, and we often even know personally the people who made our goods. br> br>We do not want to go to the supermarket and buy shavers for a system shaver that only accepts company blades made in the world´s lowest-cost parts, while the owners, if they are still people and not hedge funds, have one Running mailbox company in a low-tax part of this world.
In the world and yet regionalWe sell - and we are proud of - worldwide goods with and under the Zwickmeister trademark. Nevertheless, we like the regions. We prefer to shop in Solingen rather than in Shenzen or Karachi. The goods do not have to cover that many miles before we put them in our packages. And if there is a concern, we are also faster in Solingen by train than by plane in China. (Even though the planes in China are much more punctual than the trains in Germany.) Even though it´s boring, sustainability matters. br> br>Sustainability again? Does it have to be that way? Yes it has to. After a picnic in the meadow or a day at the beach we leave the place as we found it. At Zwickmeister, we handle the resources as gently as possible. A razor can be used with good care over many generations, which is no longer provided for most products today. And we try to make do with the least possible plastic and prefer the handmade cardboard packaging, even if they are a bit more expensive.
Not more papist than the PopeWith all our claims, we must not forget, we are all human, sometimes we are fallible or a little lazy. In other words, we do not want to be more papal than the Pope, we do not want to dogmatically live a religion, we just try to get closer to our ideals every day. And this thought now leads to our last principle:
Quality winsQuality counts, in our products and in our actions. And that´s why we see, for example, no contradiction to our preference of the regions and the use of badger hair for shaving brushes. For thousands of years, the Chinese have been the best hair traders and badger hairs are the most suitable hair for the production of a shaving brush. And while the badger in Germany is under protection, he is bred in China as a meat supplier. This also affects the hair that we process. Luckily.