Scotsman Alexander E. Simpson began making shaving brushes in Clapham, London in 1919. After his factory in London was destroyed in the 1941 Blitz, Simpson moved his company to Nimmer Mills, Chard, Somerset. The Simpson brand name was purchased in May 2008 by Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Limited,
Today Vulfix is one of the few remaining manufacturers of genuinely hand-made shaving brushes within Great Britain and the British Isles. (Kent and the mysterious Rooney being the others) The badger hair itself is hand formed without any use of trimming machinery, giving the tapered head shape that Vulfix is known for. Its extensive range of products in a large variety of styles, materials and price range make Progress Vulfix the number one choice when selecting your next brush.