Bread & Butter Berlin: Costo Recycled Hats Solve the Pom-pom Problem

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Photo copyright Mairi Beautyman

To pom-pom or not to pom-pom? That is a question Finnish company Costo solves by making them removable. Costo is another savvy green company I came across while prowling through Bread & Butter's fall 2010 collection in Berlin (check out my first post in this series on Simple Shoes).

Costo's jaunty caps are made out of post-industrial fabric -- say the remnants of leather used to upholster a couch or woven bags used for industrial transport.

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Photos courtesy of Costo

Plus, the hats are suitable for all walks of life, or as the press material states,

A Costo hat may be sported by an elegant elderly lady striving for old-school stylishness or by and urban hipster who follows the latest street fashion. Costo's style is in fact an anti-style. It goes against the prevailing throw-awayism, where things are produced only for a moment's pleasure.

A hat that doesn't waste raw materials? Flaunt it with pride. Afterall, as John Oldham said, "...all your future lies beneath your hat."

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