It’s competition time again at Upcycle That. This time we have 3 stunning vintage scarf hats up for grabs! These upcycled hats are made by Valorisation Lab, a small studio based out of Kiev, Ukraine. Read on to find out how to enter!
Valorisation is a French term, meaning to increase the value of a product by modification, thus creating something new. Sounds a lot like upcycling to us! We love that the brand has found a new use for gorgeous vintage scarves. Denis, the founder of Valorisation Lab tells us about his inspiration for the scarf caps. He was originally inspired to make his vintage scarf hats in 2011. At the time, Robert Verdi had released a private collection of Vans shoes made from vintage Hermes scarves.
The collection was a marriage of vintage high end prints and everyday skate footwear. I was truly amazed by those pieces of art.
Denis was inspired to create his own high-quality and affordable, upcycled hats using vintage scarves. Valorisation Lab makes classic 5 panel hats, snapbacks, curved brims and bucket hats.
To make the the vintage scarf hats, they handpick scarves from thrift shops, online auctions and garage sales, choosing only well-preserved scarves. The scarves are then thoroughly cleaned and ironed. After that the scarves are reinforced with natural viscose interfacing, so that the caps will hold their shape. All of the cutting and sewing is done in a small atelier in Kiev, Ukraine. Their talented artisans have over a decade of hat-making experience.
Valorisation Lab are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to propel their upcycling business. Click here to support them and buy a hat for $35-$40 (save $15-$20 off retail price, including free worldwide shipping).
Or you can enter to win 1/3 vintage scarf hats!
Use the competition tab below to enter to win.
You’ll need to:
- Visit the Valorisation Lab Kickstarter page
- Visit the Valorisation Lab Facebook page (bonus points for liking)
- Tell us which hat you’d like to win! (red, white or blue)
This competition is open internationally and includes free shipping of the prizes!