Why Are We Fascinated by Handcraft

We can have more, faster, using machines. But somehow humans are drawn to old timey handcraft anyway. Why is that?

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

Below the Beanie — The Stories I Hear

Honestly, I’ve questioned why I started this brand, and I can’t come up with an answer. It just came alive from a hodge-podge of different inspirations, skills and desires. And here it is, flesh and blood. I think the challenge of building something from scratch — to understand every component of a whole — beckoned […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: News Reel News Reel

Every Day Battles That Hold the World Up

The war in Ukraine shook me out of my stride and reminded me again that this world is fickle. I am reminded that the peaceful Norwegian countryside I grew up in came at a cost. That it has been held up by the wars waged by those who came before us. But not all of […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture

The Secret Ingredient to Enjoying Work

It makes a blatant show in our hand knit wares, and that is where it first made it’s way into our language. After the skill of knitting has been learned, and the talent honed, all it takes to craft a great beanie is two knitting needles, yarn, and patience. And the moment you let that […]

Benjamin Antoni Andersen
Category: Red Hat Culture Red Hat Culture