Despite their streamlined shapes, these chapeaux aren’t for the weak of heart. (The pop-art hues include blinding options such as berry, aqua, and neon orange). Mio makes each hat in one of the last remaining millineries in the United States, a rare show of support for an art form that’s been on the decline since the 1960s, particularly on our shores.
Mio makes each hat in one of the last remaining millineries in the United States, a rare show of support for a dying art form.
In addition to using locally sourced materials, designers Jaime Salm and Brian Kelly picked manufacturing locations based on their proximity to Mio’s studio, as well as their adherence to fair practices and labor conditions.
And if, for any reason, you wanted to throw your topper away—highly unlikely since it was tailor-made just for you—you can rest easy that the wool is completely biodegradable under the right conditions. All this for less than a Benjamin? We call that a bona fide steal.