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Stylish and cool;
This beautiful artisan bolero hat is 100% handmade by Carlos in Ecuador and consists of 100% wool.
There are two different ways you can wear a hat. Before you measure your head, decide which way you prefer to wear your hat, so that you get the right size.
Option 1: halo style
This is a relaxed fit - like the model wearing the hat in the photo - you wear the hat more on the back of your head. Grab your tape measure and start measuring at the back of your head where your head protrudes the most. Pull the tape measure to the top of your forehead where your hairline begins and measure the circumference of your head. Make sure you hold the measuring tape about 5mm above your ears.
Option 2: traditional style
Do you prefer to wear your hat in the traditional way, like a cowboy? ;) take your tape measure and start measuring at the back of your head, where your head protrudes the most. Pull the tape measure forward, towards the center of your forehead, above your eyebrows. Or to the point where you want the hat to rest. Make sure you hold the measuring tape about 5mm above your ears.
Check how many centimeters your tape measure indicates. If you fall in between two sizes, we advise you to round up to the size above. Everyone wears their hat differently, so look carefully at what you like and make sure you measure the size where you want your hat to rest.
Bufandy is an independent fashion label with a mission to deliver beautiful and timeless products (mostly scarfs), made with respect for the environment and people.
"Our collection is the result of a close cooperation between Peruvian alpaca farming, Ecuadorian craftsmanship and Dutch design. We use high quality materials and choose good craftsmanship in order to develop long-lasting products that everybody can be proud of, both producer and user."
High up in the Andean mountains where nights are cold and vegetation scarce, this is where Alpacas feel at home. These animals are closely related to Llama and Vicuna and have been domesticated since thousands of years for their incredible warm and soft wool. Therefore Alpacas are an important part of indigenous culture, especially in Peru where half of the global Alpaca population can be found.
Perfectly adapted to cold and harsh winters in high altitude areas, the alpaca has a warm fur with a naturally insulating core. This insulating property makes the fiber extremely lightweight and suitable for both summer and winter garments.
And one reason why Bufandy scarfs are so warm and soft.
Their shawls are made of a blend with 80% alpaca and 20% acrylic.
The reason for adding acrylic to our blend is two-fold:
Due to its specific production process with rough brushing and carding, Bufandy’s woven textiles are challenged more on their strength and durability compared to other woven products. This gives Bufandy it’s special ‘fluffy’ look and feel. In order to strengthen the yarn we’ve added 20% acrylic to its composition.
Furthermore, the lengthier acrylic ‘synthetic fibers’ also assist the items to shed less with usage, making it more durable. Both factors lead to an increased average lifespan of each product, following Bufandy’s mission to design quality wardrobe centerpieces that last long.
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