From the Desk of
Hagen Peyser

As we all do our best to navigate the uncharted seas of this pandemic, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and staying home.

As you may know, we are a young business, and I would like to sincerely thank every one of you for the support you have shown us over these last few years.

HAGEN doesn’t engage in direct-to-consumer retail. Instead, our product is represented on the shelves and racks of some of the finest specialty stores across North America. While the brick and mortar locations of most of these establishments have temporarily shuttered in the continuing effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many continue to offer goods on their own websites, through private appointments or via direct video calls.

So, I’d like to ask you to please visit our store locator and champion your local small business specialty store during this challenging and disruptive time.

To quote Rembert Browne, culture critic-at-large at New York Magazine:

“These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community. The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases – it becomes familial.“

For our part, throughout the next several months, we are donating 10% of sales to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. I invite you to learn more at

Finally, from the HAGEN family to you and yours; be safe, be well and be hopeful.


Hagen H. Peyser