About Us

Meet sisters and business partners, Irene & Elena, both professionals, and moms, who found themselves needing and wanting to fuse their professional and career paths with their roles as mothers and wives.

They came up with what they profoundly believe to be a winning formula: build their own business. But, theirs wouldn't be just another business. They wanted to build a brand that embraces the planet, empowers women, and preserves artisan workmanship and tradition. 

The Hip Hat is a Latino, women-owned and run, sustainable accessories fashion brand. Our products are handcrafted in Ecuador using only eco-friendly, natural, renewable, and sustainably sourced materials. We work directly with hundreds of women in rural communities in Ecuador supporting their craft and livelihood, while they support ours. 


The Hip Hat founders