for felt hats
All hats should be handled with care as they are handmade and hand blocked. Our hats are very luxurious and soft, they are not heavily stiffened like a “Western weight” or costume hat. They are made with high quality rabbit and/or hare fur felt with light to medium sizing unless otherwise noted.
To prolong the life of your hat the follow tips should be followed:
-Do not leave your hat in a hot or humid area, in direct sunlight, or in a car.
-Do not store your hat on the brim or it will become misshapen and stretched out.
-Long term storage: Place your hat on the crown, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper. Support both the crown and brim with the tissue and store it in an archival storage box.
-Short term storage: Place your hat on a wall hook or mannequin head for daily use. If you are using a hook, make sure it does not puncture or misshapen the hat. If you are using am mannequin head, make sure it does not stretch or misshapen the hat.
-If the hat becomes wet, dry it as soon as possible in the original shape. Avoid using a hair dryer as this can cause the hat to shrink or become misshapen. Let the hat dry naturally in its original shape.
-Brush your hat using a hat brush. Follow the direction of the grain of the felt when brushing.
-Gently wipe away dirt or dust with a hat brush.
-Stains: Lightly wipe the stain with a damp cloth, following the direction of the grain of the felt.
-Fuzz or Hair: Wipe gently with a piece of tape or lint roller.
-If your brim has wire, avoid bending it as it can be extremely difficult or impossible to get the brim wire back to the original shape.
-If your brim does not have wire, because our hats are very soft, be careful not to misshapen the brim by over handling it.
-Do not pinch the crown as this can misshapen the hat.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.