WHAT IS CAP PATTERNING? WHY IS IT SPECIAL?
Patterning is a sewing technique, where essentially every flat shape is stitched together to make the final shape. It is massively like a jigsaw and every single piece can be tweaked and adjusted to make a completely different final 3D shape.
WHAT SORT OF CAPS DO YOU MAKE?
Caps that are practical and comforting, made for everyday wear & made to be durable & to able to be worn for as long as poss. Made from really minimal lovely fabrics such as linen, cotton & denim.
FLATCAPS/FISHERMAN/BAKERBOY/CLOCHE-CAP/COALMINER/OLD CLASSICS/NEW FAVOURITES
WHERE ARE YOU?
The Capalog is based in a workshop in Yorkshire, England, in a pretty little heritage protected village called Saltaire, halfway between Leeds & Bradford. The capalog was set up as a sister sibling brand to @jenlevetmillinery, mainly as an outlet for just making caps & so I could completely geek out making them, & cos well caps & theatrical bicornes and occasion hats don't always make sense together.. For more types of hats and pics of the latest theatrical work then see www.jenlevetmillinery.com
WHO MAKES THEM?
All the caps are patterned & cut out by hand in house and made to order each week. The patterns are drafted and fine tuned here and then they are all stitched on an old bernina 801 domestic sewing machine.
WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED? WHERE IS THE FABRIC ALL FROM?
Fabric and materials are always picked carefully. You've got to at least try to be the change you want to see in the world.
The fabrics that the capalog uses all comes from either local independent brands or companies who care about the long term ethics of their product.
The caps are designed to be sustainable and for every human involved in the chain to get them made. So from the original weavers of the fabric, to the fabric suppliers who provide the fabric & then to the makers making them now as well as any in the future to be paid as fairly as possible AS WELL AS you getting it made as quick as possible.
More info on the FABRICS page.