We are crafting hand knitted red explorer caps together with my mom in Norway—on the Norwegian south coast to be exact.
Growing up, I always wore hand crafted, woolen wearables, and did not at all realize the value of such gifts—until I grew old enough to understand that my mother is in possession of a legendary crafting skill, passed from generation to generation. Red Hat Factory grew out of this realization.
Our hats are 80% pure sheep wool, handpicked from South America and imported to a Norwegian mill, where it is processed. The South American sheep are chosen over the Norwegian ones, because the wooly cousins down south yield just a bit softer wool.
After more than a year of testing, we wanted to go as natural and classic as we could, but decided to keep some of the perks of 20% nylon.
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