Materials

The creation of a collection of men's and women's hats cannot do without a careful selection of the best materials on the market. To achieve the best results, the materials used in millinery must meet the characteristics of the model and the season.

FABRICS

Fabrics made their appearance in the Neolithic period, marking cultural and technical innovation in the materials used, weaves, colors, and equipment used to build them.

They were crafted with linen or other plant fibers and, with the introduction of animal husbandry, also with animal fibers like wool and silk. The chemical industry of modern times introduced artificial fibers, more cost-effective and easily producible on a large scale, which invaded the market, reducing the use of natural fibers.

Destined for hat production in both warm and cold seasons, the fabrics used form a wide range to choose from, with criteria of excellent quality and exclusivity.

Color variations range from solid tones to unique patterns dictated by market-driven trends, different and unique season after season.

Through additional finishing processes, we are capable of producing exclusive and one-of-a-kind fabrics. Moreover, to achieve special effects, fabrics undergo supplementary finishing processes that give them the appearance and necessary characteristics.

FURS

Animal fur has the ability to trap air in an invisible layer that protects the body from cold temperatures. For this reason, furs are sought after.

The commercial value of fur varies depending on several factors: fashion trends, conventional value, fur thickness, sheen, lightness, softness, and the part of the animal used.

Ecological furs, commonly called "synthetic furs," represent a valid alternative to animal furs, respecting sustainability and sensitivity towards the animal world. These fabrics are composed of multiple orders of threads that mimic the furry appearance of real furs.

Distinctive and almost elitist, any headgear made with this particular type of fur becomes an exclusive hat.

Fur, used almost exclusively in winter collections, is the preferred material for those who love to wear a significant accessory. It's an ornament that certainly doesn't go unnoticed.

The more classic colors belong to real fur, while brighter tones are a characteristic of synthetic fur. Furthermore, through particular dyeing techniques, unique and original effects and shades can be achieved.

STRAW

Indispensable in the wardrobe for its lightness and exceptional workmanship, the straw hat found its place in the fashion world fully only towards the end of the 17th century.

Straw is an authentic, natural material that fully expresses the concepts of distinctiveness and craftsmanship. Initially proposed exclusively in its natural coloration, it now boasts a wide range of colors.

In addition to innovations concerning dyes, over time, we have also refined the techniques of working with straw itself. Certain specific weaving techniques have allowed the creation of truly unique and atypical hats. Straw and Italian straw hats have long been considered indispensable in the wardrobe.

LEATHER

With few rare exceptions, leather is predominantly used for cold seasons. Due to its variable characteristics of porosity and permeability to air and water vapor, it is considered a highly hygienic material in contact with human skin. Like fur, it allows for the production of unique and valuable hats.

There are multiple colorations that sometimes achieve unique and unrepeatable effects, with prints and shades of great artistic value. The processing of leather requires great mastery, while eco-leather requires less attention in the various stages of the finished product's processing.

Ecological leathers are obtained with a substrate of specially treated textile fibers to achieve the optical and tactile effect of animal skin. This last type enjoys considerable success in the fashion field, resembling natural leather significantly but requiring less complex processing and, above all, respecting the environment and the lives of animals.

FELT

Mainly used in winter collection creations, felt requires particularly important production processes as it belongs to the category of Non-Woven Fabrics (NWF). These processes include stone-wash washes, decorative prints or patterns, hand embroidery of logos or particular graphics, decorative applications of various kinds (ribbons, stones, etc.), and hand painting.

Felt is obtained from the processing of fibers like wool to achieve types such as merino, Flemish, masculine, mole-like, etc. It is modeled, carved, worked with drapes and sewn ribbons, crossed or spiraled, interlaced ribbons, based on fashion and the milliner's whims.

The shades of hats made in felt are multiple. Solid colors, in various shades, are mostly preferred. However, original tone-on-tone or colored designs can be created to make this type of hat special. In fact, through exceptional carving techniques, the felt hat transforms into an exclusive and original product, unique and inimitable.