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Top 5 Autumn Hat Brands for All Year

Cindy Rangel


Sustainable Hats, we’ve got you covered all year long.


As the autumn winds change the weather in your area, finding the right hat for your outings can be somewhat of a challenge.  Whether you are living in the east coast in New York City or living in the hot weather in southern California, taking care of your skin and looking good can be very easy. Here are 5 sustainable hat companies to check out.


1.     Beyond beanie

This company has a “rock a bB and change a life” campaign that assists artisans who create the products such as hats, bracelets, and bags. Founders, Hector Alvarez and Paty Lucero decided to start this company after a hiking trip to Bolivia where they fell in love with the country and culture.  However, they felt the children living in poverty was a huge issue.  Every hat your buy, such as a beanie hat, you give a child 5 meals. All products are made by Bolivian artisans.  There are other social programs that include the following: for every bracelet, you purchase, you can give a child dental care; if you buy a bag, you can give a child one set of school supplies; and if you buy a poncho you give a child a school uniform.  You can also see some of the projects and meet the artisans. 

2.     Chloe Haywood London

The Liquid SS16Collection is a hat collection made with sustainable materials Chloe Haywood, milliner/founder of Chloe Haywood London along with another British designer created to address the water and waste issue in London.  Materials include: fair trade Panama straw, Peace silk, GOTS certified organic cotton, New Life fabric (100% recycled bottles), upcycled elements, plastic remnants, vintage straw, and more. If you are looking for hats for a wedding, the races parties and bridal occasion, these British hats are worth checking out.

3.     Pachacuti 

Founder and fashion advocate, Carry Somers, created Pachacuti in 1992 after visiting Ecuador and witnessing artisans work with hat making.  After completing her master’s degree, she returned to Ecuador, and began her journey with cooperatives with no fashion experience.  Somers established a knit clothing collection and it sold out in 6 weeks. Thereafter, she developed Pachacuti as an exclusive hat company.  Pachacuti was one of the first companies to be certified as a World Fair Trade company. Today, Somers, is founder of Fashion Revolution, a global awareness fashion campaign to bring more education on fashion industry supply chains that impact the people’s lives making fashion and accessories. Her team still runs Pachacuti as well. 

4.     Yellow 108

Los Angeles based hat company specializing in headwear using sustainable salvage fabric and recycled materials.  Great selection on Fedoras plus beanie hats and original caps.

5.     Gypsy & Lolo

A husband and wife designer team create all kinds of hats with upcycled and recycled fabrics including caps, beanies, fedoras, soft caps, and sun hats for women, men, kids and pets too. 


No matter what your adventure, hats can be the ultimate companion and protection against the sun and such a fun way to style your outfit all year long.  Do you have a favorite hat?  What do you think about this selection? Hat preference can vary person to person and depending on material and purpose. Looking for more suggestions with sustainable travel accessories and fashion companions? Feel free to sign up to our e-newsletter and receive updates on our handbag collection made in California with women at the heart of each production phase.  Transparency, ethical practice, and craftsmanship is our highest priority. We will take you behind the scenes.  And when you sign up now, you will get a discount with a chance to give feedback on the prototype.  Thanks for stopping by and travel on sustainably and with the earth in mind. 

7 eco-fashion events this autumn around the world

Cindy Rangel


1)    Fair Trade Comes to Hollywood: Fair Trade L.A.’s annual fundraiser has a black white attire themed event highlighting Fair Trade Fashion and vendors with a surprise appearance:

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm

Where: Mack Sennet Studios 1215 Bates Avenue Los Angeles 90029

How much: All proceeds go toward making L.A. the largest Fair Trade town in U.S by 2018.  Tickets are $70 but increase to $75 after 9/16/17. Get tickets via Fair Trade  L.A.

Follow on IG: @fairtradela


2)    Fashion Community Week:  Sustainable Fashion and the Future of Fashion Conference

This event covers sustainable fashion topics and experts as well as how technology will play a major role in the future. 

When: September 21, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Where: Eco Systm 540 Howard Street San Francisco, 94105

How much: All proceeds will go to the Featured Founder: People Wear San Francisco. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

Follow on IG: @fashioncommunityweek


3)    Green Carpet Fashion Awards: GCFA ‘s purpose is to differentiate the Made in Italy brand and highlight the sustainability and ethical standards in the fashion industry.  Co-organized through Eco-Age founder, Livia Firth and Camera Nazionalle della Moda Italiana (CNMI).

When: September 24, 2017

Where: Milan Teatro alla Escala

How much:

Follow on IG:@ecoage


4)    International Eco Fashion Week Australia Spearheaded by Zuhaul Kuvan Mills, eco-designer in Perth, Australia and the goal is to alter mainstream perspective of sustainable fashion while highlighting other eco-fashion designers, artist, activists, media, local and global governments and other businesses.  This event will include expert discussions, workshops, runway, and exhibitions with the best in eco-fashion.

When: November 23-27, 2017

Where: Victoria Hall Building 179 High Street Fremantle, WA Australia

How Much: $95 B.F.

 Follow on IG: ecofashionweekaustralia


5)    Slow it Down: Sustainability in Fashion, Mous Magazine brings you an event with INFORM panel discussing sustainable fashion design and business experts as slow fashion makes it way past fast fashion industry. 

When: September 6, 2017 7-8:30pm

Where:  Metro Arts Lumen Room, Brisbane Australia

How much: $10-20 (Eventbrite)



6)    Sustainable Fashion London Symposium: During London Fashion Week, discussions on sustainable fashion will include: sustainable design, ethically made, retail consumption, and education as well as time for networking. 

When: September 18, 2017, 10:00-16:00 BST

Where: Crown Plaza London, Battersea Bridges Warf, London (Eventbrite)

How much: from $49



7)    New York City  esabitchin’: This event will be a celebration of a fashion exhibition, art gallery experience, music, and NYC sustainable fashion design.  Seven fashion designers will be highlighted and organized via esa.

When: September 8, 2017 7:00-11:00pm

Where: 165 Allen Street, NY, New York 10002

How much: $15-20 (Eventbrite)

Whether you want to attend a smaller intimate gathering or go all out at an all-day symposium, check out these sustainable fashion events and tell me about your experience if you go in the comments section below.  Often, going to these events can broad your experience about the fashion industry as sustainability and global minded people come together to inform the public and how the fashion industry is changing in today’s market.   To catch more info feel free to check out our facebook group: Sustainable Fashion Workshop where we discuss many topics on sustainable fashion.  Did you attend an event in your area? If not, what would you like to see in the city where you live regarding eco-fashion?