Flipside Hats

Portland,  OR 
United States
http://www.flipsidehats.com
  • Booth: 1530

Consciously sourced & crafted hats and accessories that make people happy. Designed in Portland, Oregon. Made in America. @flipsidehats is an eco-efficient company repurposing the world’s pre- and post-consumer excess into long-lasting limited edition hats and accessories. 

Brands: Flipside Hats, Portland Hat Company, Hats For Healing


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  • Flipside Hats Leads the Movement to End Apparel Waste

    [Portland, Oregon] Flipside Hats, a Portland, Ore USA-based, hat company, is helping to change the face of apparel with a fresh approach to repurposing discarded textile waste. FlipsideHats takes abandoned materials headed for the landfill and pairs them with sustainably-sourced, eco-friendly fabrics, to create long-lasting and limited-edition products. By reusing big brands’ pre-consumer excess, Flipside Hats reduces the world’s fashion waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet.

    Flipside Hats environmental initiatives don’t stop there. They have made a commitment to eliminate all single use plastics by 2020 including all packaging. The company has already implemented the use of moisture resistant tissue paper to protect their goods instead of the industry standard practice of individually bagged goods.

    Back on the sourcing and production side of things the company has an innovative supply chain that utilizes post- consumer plastics and fibers for everything from brim inserts, knit materials and trim details. Chief Visionary Officer, Jacob Wollner says “creating a market for apparel waste is a necessary step to reducing our impact for future generations. If you believe we are going to make it another 100 years on this planet, the time to change your buying habits, your retail offerings and live your values is now.” 

    Flipside Hats values family, community involvement, and health and happiness. They proudly offer jobs that provide a living wage. They also support local non-profits and encourage everyone to follow their dreams. Spearheaded by Founder, Creative Director and Naturopath, Dr. Kori Giudici, Flipside Hats is the company that will lead the apparel community to a more robust and healthy future. 

    Consumer awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship has led to increased demand for products manufactured with minimal impact on the environment. This is especially relevant in the world of apparel.According to the U.S. EPA, 85% of all discarded textiles – over 12 million tons – are sent to U.S. landfills every year [1]. The benefits of using recycled materials to make apparel-related products include conservation of natural resources, reduced energy consumption, reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions, and waste going to landfills. 

    Textile dyes also have a negative impact on the environment. The largest dye consumer is the textile industry, accounting for two-thirds of total dye production. [2] Wastewater from textile dyeing facilities is difficult and expensive to treat effectively, and dangerous compounds that enter industrial wastewater can have serious environmental impacts to both aquatic and human life. [3]

    http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/textiles.htm

    2 Anjaneyulu Y, Chary NS, Raj DSS (2005) Decolourization of industrial effluents available methods and emerging technologies. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol 4:245–273.

    3 Arora Sucharita, (2014) “Textile Dyes: It’s Impact on Environment and its Treatment”, Bioremediation and Biodegradation, Vol 5, Issue 3.

  • Flipside Hats Launches Organic Hat Line for Spring 2019 

    [Portland, Oregon] Flipside Hats, a Portland, Ore USA-based, hat company, has introduced a GOTS certified organic hat line. Flipside Hats Founder, Creative Director and Naturopathic Doctor Kori Giudici continues to lead the apparel revolution with a line of wellness hats. The hats are designed to provide the ultimate in fashion, comfort and community. Sold and distributed nationally at independent retailers and natural food stores the product provides an eco-efficient alternative to the mass produced imported apparel on most store shelves.

    The new line made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton is available in all sizes and styles for Youth, Women and Men. Designed and tested for on the go lifestyle. The line-up includes Eco Eclipse, a reversible, organic and completely packable wide-brimmed sunhat with UPF 50 coverage. The Driver, a traditional flat cap, fully lined with recycled post- consumer plastic content brim. The Eco Beanie, knit from 100% organic content yarns available in adult and youth size. Finally, the Sprout Beanie a cuffed stretch knit beanie for infants, available in stretch knit organic fabrics.

    The new offerings join the best-selling eco efficient line Flipside Hats is known for. Creating a robust line with over 30 styles of hats and accessories available for 2019. The 100% Organic line was born out of the request of our customers, to offer a product that can be stocked year- round nationally and internationally. “It complements our limited edition –re-loved, upcycled program” says Chief Visionary Officer, Jacob Wollner. He goes on “Our large retail partners want the opportunity to offer American made products that change the world. Natural fibers paired with fair wages do just that. From a community stand point we employ fair wages and regional production, reducing the need for carbon rich transportation and in the process creating good wage American jobs. From the environmental impact standpoint, organic cotton avoids the use of carcinogens, toxic pesticides and possible endocrine disruptors. [1] Our customers buy organic foods and they are increasingly aware what they put on their body and into the environment is just as important as what we eat.”

    FlipsideHats takes abandoned materials headed for the landfill and pairs them with sustainably-sourced, eco-friendly fabrics, to create long-lasting and limited-edition products. By reusing big brands’ pre-consumer excess, Flipside Hats reduces the world’s fashion waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet.

    [1] https://www.ota.com/sites/default/files/indexed_files/Organic-Cotton-Facts.pdf

                      

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