It’s not often I get wolf-whistled in the street, at least not by a group of school girls, but that’s exactly what happened when I wore the Real Deal tarp hat they kindly sent me. You can probably see why from the photo….
The hat that is made in Brazil out of recycled canvas tarpaulins from cargo trucks used for transporting goods. Inside the hat it tells me that most likely the fabric has traveled from the Amazon to Sao Paulo and back. It looks like it too, pretty filthy, but in a cool, rugged way.
I like the fact it’s making use of recycled tarp. The package came flat, so saved waste on delivery packaging. The hat is tough, so just popped into shape.
Every hat is truly one of a kind as obviously no two tarps are the same. You can even individualise it when ordering, stating whether you mind holes, frayed edges, or want patches or even Portuguese writing. I’m not a big hat wearer, but actually think it’s kinda cool. Maybe I’ll stick to wearing it out in the back garden though 🙂 The website’s good too, take a look at The Real Deal, they’re $29 plus $8 for shipping and handling in the US only at the moment.