So I was delighted to learned that Tilley had come out with a new Hemp Hat. I know, I know there are already a million articles of hemp clothing, and it's the misunderstood material of the future (there are more then 50 hemp-related posts on TH). Which is why, I'm excited that such an upstanding premium clothing line like Tilley has found a place in their line up for the material. (More pictures when you continue->)Tilley hats are not on the cheap side, but they do provide more value for the buck then any other article of clothing I have ever owned. I was smugly satisfied in the knowledge that Tilley hats are manufactured with care (not in a sweatshop) in Canada out of materials that last a lifetime. With their attention to detail or as they say "Canadian persnicketiness" they have gained a rapidly growing audience, including the Canadian government who issues them to troops when they go to war or on peace-keeping missions. Tilley's view of hemp in their line-up is as commendable as their enthusiastic spirit of adventure and bonhomie attitude. Their own words describe why Hemp is one of their best new hat materials.
I love the way Canadians spell fiber anyway their product line contains much more then hats. They have a whole TilleyHemp Collection for both Men and Women; shirts, pants, and tank tops for the ladies. TilleyHemp is constructed of 67% Hemp and 33% environmentally friendly, recycled polyester. They say the color wears out like a good pair of jeans. Count me in for the next fad- a faded Hemp Shirt! And now that the T3 hat is out in Hemp for this spring well I could use a lighter weight hat then the cotton duck one I have. Hmmmm tempting. :: Tilley Edurables [by T. McGee]