Buy a Hat and Make a Change
We've always been interested in fashion that makes a difference, we started an initiative to donate some money to Brain Tumour Research in aid of their Wear a Hat Day Campaign. From every hat we sell, we'll give 10% to their cause. Of course, lovely Brightonians took up our offer and its success has spurred us on to continue our offer for a full year!
Brain Tumour Research
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Despite this, they receive only 1% of the national spend on cancer research, far less funding than other cancer charities. As such the treatments for brain tumour patients lag far behind other cancers, meaning that only 20% of people diagnosed with a brain tumour live longer than five years.
What with us making hats, we thought that their Wear a Hat Day campaign would be a great way to give a little something back, that could make a big difference.
Why our hats are great
Our most popular piece is our hand knitted alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool blend hat. We make ours with a chunky rib and a pom pom as standard, but like all of our garments they are completely customisable.
For the colder weather the option to add ear flaps with cute pom poms was really popular, as well as introducing fairisle designs, mix and match pom poms, textural stitches, different sizes, different shapes (and a matching scarf if you feel like treating yourself!) All of our pieces, bespoke or not, are costed in the same way, so there's no nasty price hike when choosing a unique piece.
The Wear a Hat Day offer extends past our hand knit hats of course, we have a huge collection of hats for newborns, children and adults including christening sets, felted shetland hats and supersoft lambswool beanies. A name or a simple design embroidered on a hat and scarf set makes an adorable gift for a new baby, whilst there's nothing more special than an item of clothing made just for you, especially when you know that your money is going to a worthy and much underfunded cause!
If you feel like treating yourself or someone else then you can do so in store or through the website, all proceeds are collected the same. Why not help us in our goal of handing one great big cheque over at the next Wear a Hat Day!