We’d set out on a summer road trip around Tasmania a few years ago. The 1982 Kombi Transporter was packed with nearly everything we’d need to escape for a while - to surf, to hike, to get away.
As the boot clicked shut the constraints of weekdays made way for the freedom of a lasting weekend.
Soon we’d be motoring through Australia’s southern-most state - endless wilderness, sun soaked beaches and lighting the evening fire with newly found friends.
With the sun pulsing through the canopy above - we realised what was missing. We had nothing to shield us from the crisp sun on the journey ahead.
In Launceston, one of our country’s oldest cities, we found a second-hand store.
Excitement ripples through the van when we spot a second hand store. Their contents are a snapshot of remote towns but with minimal space in the van tough choices are made when you find a treasure. The eddy scent of musty objects had become familiar.
Wanding the frontroom we spotted a vintage fedora far off down the back. The fedora had been donated by the former owner. It’s recent adventures left it with the marks and scuffs reminiscent of our own.
Like any unique accessory, there’s often only one.
Arguments over its attention and whose turn it was to wear the fedora slowly turned into more productive discussions.
Forests are our air filters and water factories. They are our respite, our place of peace.They help keep the climate stable, support our waterways and offer their local communities prosperity.
Today continued deforestation threatens habitat, air quality and livelihoods around the world. That's why we have partnered withtrees.org to plant ten trees for every hat sold.
Trees.org have have demonstrated the transformative power of trees in addressing the global environmental crisis.Through their projects in West Africa they have shown that "people can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable practices".
This ongoing partnership with an organisation that can affect positive outcomes on a global scale make us immensely proud.
By purchasing a hat from us you are helping counter the effects of deforestation, as well as supporting families and communities out of poverty.
One hat sold, 10 trees planted.
Our hats are handmade from 100% Australian wool by expert milliners in Inner Mongolia. They are a family owned business that has generations of experience in crafting high quality headwear.
Experts in their field, the operation runs smoothly within the clean and well-organized factory.
Visiting the factory was a spectacle of steam and wool - milling machines, both old and new, working through the 100 steps of hat making.
We ensure all our partners are REACH, fair-trade and SGS approved - global certifications for process, standards and trade. Our ongoing commitment to building a thoughtful, responsible & sustainable business.
We have enjoyed the journey so far and look for to many more adventures to come. We are also hopeful for the future. A big thanks the community of amazing people around who made this all possible. Hopefully see you on the road!