"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
CECIL BAETON, Photographer
Having lived in 8 different countries, I have often been asked “Where are you from?”. If like me, you aren’t sure how to answer that question, you’re probably a Third Culture Kid. Indeed, I was born in Togo; raised as an expat child between Pakistan, Italy, and Kenya; attended university in France; and built my career as a creative entrepreneur between Dubai, Beirut and New York City. Lately, I have been calling Barcelona home. No wonder why I love flea-market treasures so much!
In 2018, I turned my life upside down and took my nomadic upbringing to the next level: living out of a suitcase, journeying from dusty deserts to buzzing capitals, through lake shore villages and rocky islands, across Europe & Africa - in the company of my partner in crime.
In the course of those almost 18 months, I realized that yes, happiness often lies in few and small things. In the contentment of my suitcase, it did not take me long to find out that I was deriving a lot of joy from creating with my hands.
Since then, I have invited more hand-making into my life. I met inspiring craftsmen, discovered a vast range of professions, experimented with a wide range of techniques and most importantly: I have been PLAYING. During this playful exploration, I got hooked by the incredible world of hat making.
We believe in mindful, careful, and slow consumption. Fewer things, made in a better way bring us more joy. We work exclusively with natural and sustainably sourced materials and we prioritize local supplies.
Each piece we create is unique. Our hats are made with passion, audacity and poetry so that they embody the unique personality of the one who wears it.
All our hats are designed to last. They are made with time, love, and dedication using only high quality materials: rabbit and beaver fur felts, handwoven toquilla straw (panama), genuine leather headbands, silk inner linings and selected fabrics, jewelry, and accessories.
We support small businesses and fellow artisans. We partner with woodcarvers, tailors, weavers and leatherworkers to get the tools and materials for our hats. We cut, sew, assemble and finish every piece by hand in our workshop in Barcelona.