It all began when I couldn't find the type of hat I was looking for. I wanted something taller and an interior that was mixed with leather and silk. I wanted to wear a hat that told a story. My story.
Hats don't just create a look they protect our health from cold and wind. A well made hat will stay on your head and a sweatband will cushion your head from wear. The deer skin leather from Scandinavia comes from reindeer that are regulated every year in order to maintain a balance between nature and animal. Same goes for our fur felt which only comes from respectable and sustainable felt makers in Europe.
I have heard stories of hats being found from over 100 years ago which still are as vibrant as the first day they were made. This is the change I want to see, to make use of items we don't have to throw away but to keep for next generation. A hat also becomes someones personality that will live on, long after they are gone. Hats made for a legend.
Every material I purchase will be used. Scrap leather will turn into other items. Parts of the felt that are cut off can be preserved for other items as well. Nothing gets thrown away. If there is a mistake made in a hat, it will either be converted to another style or Iwill find a use for it.
Same goes for the shipping boxes. Everything made locally with no, or limited, use of plastic.
Now, have a seat, and tell me your story.