HATS

ZOILA & CARLOS | ILUMAN, ECUADOR

5TH GENERATION HAT MAKERS
 

Zoila and Carlos are the 4th and 5th generation Hat Makers in their family. They live and work at their workshop in a small Indigenous town called Iluman.

5TH GENERATION HAT MAKERS

 

Zoila and Carlos are the 4th and 5th generation of Hat Makers in their family. They live and operate their family owned workshop in a small Indigenous town called Iluman.

HANDMADE

 

The hat-making process takes many hours to complete. It starts with a piece of wool felt in the shape of a cone.

Elvis, the artisan, steams and shapes the wool felt until it creates the crown of the hat.

Lastly, material is placed on another mold where the hat is pressed into its final shape.

 

 

WOOL

 

The hats are made of 100% wool that is sourced from sheep 150 miles south from Iluman.
The wool is cleaned and processed into felt in a local mill that uses steam to matt down the fibers of the wool.
This makes wool felt - a material that is strong and has natural water repellant properties.

 

 

IMPACT

 

Carlos and Zoila have been providing jobs and healthcare for their local team for over 20 years.

The wages earned at their workshop is helping fund education for the worker's children as well as the workers themselves.

 

 

 

 
 
EACH HAT PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR ZOILA & CARLOS
 

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each hat and use it to fund Business Development Projects for the Zoila, Carlos and their team.  

 

 

5TH GENERATION HAT MAKERS
 

Zoila and Carlos are the 4th and 5th generation Hat Makers in their family. They live and work at their workshop in a small Indigenous town called Iluman.


IMPACT

Carlos and Zoila have been providing jobs and healthcare for their local team for over 20 years now. The wages earned at their workshop is helping fund education for the worker's children as well as the workers themselves.

WOOL

The hats are made of 100% wool that is sourced from sheep 150 miles south from Iluman. The wool is cleaned and processed into felt in a local mill that uses steam to matt down the fibers of the wool. This makes wool felt - a material that is strong and has natural water repellant properties.

IMPACT

Carlos and Zoila have been providing jobs and healthcare for their local team for over 20 years now. The wages earned at their workshop is helping fund education for the worker's children as well as the workers themselves.

EACH HAT PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR ZOILA & CARLOS

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each hat and use it to fund Business Development Projects for my hat making partners and their team.  



Hats are always air dried in an effort to reduce energy consumption in the production process.


EXPLORE ZOILA & CARLOS' HAT COLLECTION

EXPLORE OUR HAT COLLECTION

The Round Top - Pale Green - EQUAL UPRISE

Straight Brim - Taupe - EQUAL UPRISE



 
HANDMADE

 

The hat-making process takes many hours to complete. It starts with a piece of wool felt in the shape of a cone. Elvis, the artisan, steams and shapes the wool felt until it creates the crown of the hat. The material is then placed on another mold where the hat is pressed into its final shape.

 

 
WOOL


The hats are made of 100% wool that is sourced from sheep 150 miles south from Iluman. The wool is cleaned and processed into felt in a local mill that uses steam to matt down the fibers of the wool. This makes wool felt - a material that is strong and has natural water repellant properties.

 

The Round Top - Pale Green
Straight Brim - Taupe
Panama Wool Hat - Dark Grey

 

IMPACT

Carlos and Zoila have been providing jobs and healthcare for their local team for over 20 years now. The wages earned at their workshop is helping fund education for the worker's children as well as the workers themselves.

 



 

EACH HAT PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR ZOILA AND CARLOS

 

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each hat and use it to fund Business Development Projects for my hat making partners and their team.  

 

EXPLORE ZOILA & CARLOS' HAT COLLECTION

Panama Straw Hat - Natural