Cleaning Straw Hats

Quite often, I’ve purchased white or ivory vintage hats and they have had spots on them. In terms of cleaning them, I would use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo or Ivory Dishwashing Soap. These items worked O.K., but I’ve found an even better cleaner. Bickmore’s Nustraw Straw Hat Cleaner removes most oil and water based stains on…

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The Creative Buzz

Being a creative person, I love the “buzz” that comes when doing new designs. There’s an energy that comes when you are on a design “roll” like nothing else. It really is like a high, similar to one that a girl might get when shopping in a favorite store. I can get a similar feeling…

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Hats and Health

Remember your mother saying “Don’t forget to wear your hat or you’ll get sick.”? I heard that all the time growing up. Well turns out, your mom was right. Hats do help keep us warmer and keep in body heat. I know for me, having my ears covered helps me avoid colds. I almost feel…

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Eco-Friendly Hats

Are hats Eco-Friendly? Yes, they are if they are made from sinamay, natural straw, feathers and silk flowers. The hats I design and sell are eco-friendly. Most straw hats are made from natural fibers found in South America or the Orient. Sinamay is fiber from the abaca tree. The dyes I use are plant based…

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