The made hat has been made by the artisans at ASI in Shanghai, China in partnership with Known Supply. While clothing manufacturing has become nameless and faceless, Known Supply exists to humanize the industry by celebrating the people who make the stuff we wear and buy. Each hat comes with a QR code that connects you to the maker.
ASI is the world’s first Fair Trade Certifiedproduction facility in China and it is where we produce all of our woven hats, as well as some of our beanies. Beyond their commitment to adhering to all guidelines set forth by Fair Trade USA, they also produce high volumes of sustainable materials for other apparel partners such as Patagonia and Cotopaxi. In many cases, Known Supply is not only using GOTS Certified Organic cotton, but the actual colorways for our products are deadstock fabrics from other brands to further our sustainability efforts.
After we receive the hats, each one is embroidered by Jeri at The Embroidery Connection, right here in Williamsburg.