Winter hat created with the technique of nuno felting in Brindisi, Italy. This piece offers all the benefits of merino wool: breathability, softness and delightful warmth. This piece can be requested in other colors. Nuno felt pieces are made in small batches and can take up to three days of labor, depending on the complexity and size. Hand wash in cold water and air dry.
Felting is an intensive and ancient technique that combines many layers of small strands of wool into one compacted fabric, only with the use of hot water and soap. Felt is created in fact when wool is subjected to heat, moisture, and pressure. Hot water and soap activate the felting process by allowing the individual fiber threads to chemically bond. By applying intensive labor the process becomes irreversible. When applied the shibori technique as well, the piece has a tridimensional effect, bringing more movement and complexity.
The felted hats, like the handbags, are one of the most complicated pieces in our collection. The shape of the hat is created strand by strand, making sure that the layers are molded with the desired dimensions, folds and artistic design. No stitching or sawing is involved, therefore once the piece dries in the position it has been molded, it will ultimately remain in that shape forever. These hats are particularly warm and also water resistant.