Meet Elena, founder of The Hip Hat
Elena is the visionary founder of The Hip Hat, a remarkable Latina-owned and operated company. The Hip Hat has the mission to create sustainable, handcrafted headwear and fashion accessories that continually inspire you, season after season.
At The Hip Hat, every exquisite fashion accessory is meticulously crafted in Ecuador using eco-friendly, natural, renewable, and sustainably sourced materials. Through direct collaboration with skilled artisans in rural communities, who possess the remarkable artistry of creating practical, versatile, and stunning accessories, The Hip Hat not only supports their craft and livelihood but also receives their support in return.
Elena firmly believes that fostering profound connections with others and nurturing our shared planet is essential for both making a positive impact and emanating undeniable elegance. With a passion for these values, she advocates for a future where we collectively shape a brighter world, leaving behind a legacy of timeless beauty, confidence, and responsibility.
Meet our Artisans
With an impeccable eye for detail and a deep understanding of fashion trends, Carlos has mastered the art of creating hats that effortlessly blend style, sophistication, and individuality.
Introducing Tomas, an extraordinary artisan who has honed his expertise in the intricate ironwork involved in the hat-making process over two decades.
Yuyai finds solace and a meditative sense of calm as he delicately shapes and sculpts hats with steam.
Meet Santiago, the master of finishing touches and embellishments in the world of hat-making. Santiago finds joy in his job, especially due to his deep appreciation for collaborating with his dedicated and talented coworkers.
Beyond her exceptional skills, Zoila's stories are treasured gems that beautifully reflect her remarkable journey in the craft with an astounding 40 years of experience in hat making.
Elbia is a true maestro when it comes to adorning and perfecting hats. Her work is not only impeccable but also radiates her infectious smile and positivity.
Mauricio's passion for hat-making thrives in the diverse range of styles he brings to life with every hat he blocks.
Fer plays a crucial role within the team, expertly handling the steaming and stiffening process that every hat undergoes, while ensuring rigorous quality control.
Our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers for taking the time to learn about The Hip Hat team. Your support mean the world to us. We invite you to visit our shop and discover the exceptional craftsmanship of our sustainable, handcrafted headwear and fashion accessories.