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.
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.
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.
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.