Palliser Ridge Flat Cap

Regular price $200.00

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Palliser Ridge has collaborated with our friends at Hills Hats to create the Palliser Ridge flat cap.

Available currently in 2 colour-ways:
Charcoal Herringbone
Sailor Herringbone

And in the following sizes:
Xtra Large
2 Xtra Large
(See hat chart image for sizing details)

As with all Palliser Ridge wool products, our fibre has it's beginning on Palliser Ridge farm, in the South Wairarapa of New Zealand.

Our Romney flock is shorn every February and August, and it's the lambs wool that we use to create this beautiful fabric.

Palliser Ridge farm is certified regenerative, under the Land to Market programme through the Savoury Institute, which means each year we test all over our property to ensure that biodiversity is growing in our soil, and that nutrients are being returned to the soil through our rotational grazing practices.

We are also accredited with Responsible Wool Standard by the Textile Exchange. This audit ensures that our animal welfare standards remain high, and that our practices in the shearing shed give the ultimate start to our fibre journey.

Palliser Ridge holds both the Global Animal Partnership accreditation and takes part in the New Zealand Farm Assurance Program. The farm was also the supreme winner for the Greater Wellington region in 2019 for the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

After shearing on farm with the crew from Wairarapa Shearing, the fibre then travels on the Martinborough Transport trucks up to WoolWorks in Hawkes Bay. 

WoolWorks is another RWS certified business, and all of our scouring takes place at their new premises at Awatoto.

From there, it's back on the trucks down to WoolYarns in Wellington, where carding and spinning takes place. For all of our woven product, it's a single ply yarn we're looking for.

The boxes of single ply yarn travel up the North Island to inter-Weave in Auckland, New Zealand's last commercial weaving company, of which Palliser Ridge has been a shareholder of since 2021.

Our herringbone fabric is woven on the looms at Carbine Road, and once the 60m rolls are finished, it's back to the farm where it all began for distribution to designers and production partners.

Enter Hills Hats, based in Petone, Wellington, this well-known company is about to celebrate 150 years in business, they really know their stuff!

Simon and his team of experts in the "hatmosphere" take our traceable fabric and work their creative magic, with the first result being our Palliser Ridge Flat Cap.

Simon has been working over the last few years to move toward more Aotearoa grown and produced fabric, and we see this partnership growing into a range of amazing New Zealand wool goodies - watch this space!

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