Elite hats start with fine 16 micron sheep's wool and get twice the carding and wet felting. Proprietary sanding and hand finishing bring this luxury wool to life. Elite Stiffened felts use a 'hand cooked' shellac for a heritage stiffened feel.
LiteStraw® is a revolutionary finishing technology that softens traditionally hard straw headwear to create a soft, casual hat with flexibility. Our LiteStraw® hats come with a water repellent finish and comfort sweatbands. Made in the USA.
Polished Wool Felt®
Our Polished Wool Felt is brushed and polished for a beautifully rich sheen and silky texture.
A revolutionary thermosetting yarn is hand woven inside a paper fiber straw hat body. The hat is then blocked and treated with an ultra light yet extremely effective water-repellent coating. The result is the most durable, shape retentive, water-repellent paper straw hat on the market. Let it rain!