Alexander Simpson started making shaving brushes in the East End of London in 1919. He soon built up the business and in 1924, moved to Clapham where he established an award-winning reputation for his shaving brushes. In 1941, following the loss of his factory in the blitz, Mr Simpson moved his business to the West Country.
In 2008 Progress Vulfix purchased the company and continues the tradition of making the world's finest brushes entirely by hand, using the same techniques which have not changed since the firm was founded.
Simpsons only use selected Chinese Badger Hair, which is sorted, dressed and sterilised by a London firm whose origins date back to the 16th Century. Three grades of Badger Hair are used: Super, Best and Pure.
Pure Badger hair is a coarser, darker hair of medium to short length.