NINAKURU hand-shaped wool hats are lovingly crafted in collaboration with our South American partner millinery, family owned and operated for over 80 years. Our wool hats are individually shaped by hand using an artisanal “blocking” process, which uses steam and water to mold the wool over handmade wooden hat blocks, or molds. We spend several weeks in South America carefully selecting our wool and color palettes for each season, and work side-by-side with our team of artisans pre-shaping our hats and preparing them for their journey to our studio in Ojai, California. Once the hats arrive in Ojai, we complete the shaping, and design and adorn them to be distributed to our boutique partners and customers around the world.
Inspired by Ojai, California, where orange groves stretch to the horizon and ranchers still ride their horses to the coffee shop, the Arquero wool hat draws inspiration from Ojai’s ranch culture. The hand-shaped Arquero wool hat is adorned with a chocolate brown leather band and topped with two artistically crafted double layered tassels, bringing you a subtle and tasteful touch of Ojai to your collection. Made from ethically sourced, 100% virgin wool, Arquero’s long brim offers optimal sun protection and style, and the raw cut edge on all our wool hat brims highlights the wool’s beautiful thickness for a minimalistic, clean finish.
- Hand shaped
- Cruelty free wool
- Tan leather band with horsehair tassels
- Leather interior sweatband
- Long brim | 8-9 cm
- Crown height | 10 – 10.5 cm