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Vibrant Hats for Hiking

Let’s talk hats! One of the things that always accompanied me on a hike is a hat. It shields my eyes from the sun, adds some protective sun coverage for my face, and comes in handy keeping rain drops off my face and glasses. Although I do love various styles, my go-to hat is always a baseball or trucker style with a visor.

Vibrant hats for hiking

I’ve been dreaming of designing my own hats for ages, but it was hard to find a vendor who could pull off the intricate patterns and prints that I draw with the right fabrics and the right style of hat, without mass producing tons of stock and waste that I’ve been working hard to prevent with my business. I finally found the perfect small manufacturer in Asia, who has quick production times, specializes in small order, slow fashion, pays fair wages, and creates/ships orders quickly. The test hats we ordered were on-point and so well made, and are the perfect lightweight, sun protective, quick drying polyester fabric with a classic baseball/trucker style silhouette. After testing these hats in various weather conditions, hikes, heads, and more. 

Vibrant hats for hiking

Huge success!!! We are so happy with these hats, and finally I have an outlet for the endless nature patterns, art, and cool hat ideas that have been building for so long. The launch of our bright, colorful, and unique patterns has been going really well, and we are already looking forward to the next set of patterns and looks we are designing! 
Kid wearing hiking hat

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