Custom hats made in Raglan, New Zealand
Labour of Wild fur felt hats are handcrafted by hat maker Lisa using traditional hat-making methods involving heat, steam, pressure and fire. Working with premium-quality fur felt, vintage tools and hat blocks, she transforms the rough hat bodies into timeless modern masterpieces. Each hat becomes a unique, one of a kind heirloom.
HAT MAKING PROCESS
Let your imagination run wild! All bespoke hats begin with a discovery session. Lisa will guide you through all the options available; different colours, shapes, styles and decoration. Together we'll design your custom made hat.
CHOOSE YOUR hat Body
We only use sustainably sourced premium fur felt fur for its durability and fine-finish. As well as different colour options, fur-felt is available in a variety of weights, suited to different purposes. We’ll help you choose what’s right for your hat.
DECIDE ON YOUR SHAPE
Rock n roll, boho, urban chic, fedora, bolero, trilby, pork pie, telescope...we'll guide you through the options to find a style thats right for you. After your hat is sized to your exact head shape, the crown is hand creased to create your hats unique character
INSIDE YOUR HAT
All our hats are fitted with a soft sheepskin leather sweatband to help your hat keep its structure and to protect the felt. Adding a satin liner will further protect your hat from perspiration and hair oils. We can even customise your hat lining for a secret pop of personality.
DRESSING YOUR HAT
This is where you really get to peacock - perhaps literally if feathers are your thing. We'll bring your vision and inspiration to life. From traditional bands and ribbons to experimental paint or sentimental jewellery. A work of art that reflects your unique personality.