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HAT CARE

Avoid subjecting your hat to excessive heat or unnecessary sunlight (e.g. the back window of a car).
The sun will dry out straw hats and cause them to crack or deteriorate faster than usual.
Brimlock (the synthetic wire in the brim of many hats) will often go out of shape if exposed to heat.
For marks or stains, first check the tag for washing instructions. If there are none, consider hand washing your hat in cold water, using a mild detergent if necessary. Dry the hat in a well-ventilated area away from sunlight.

For most Felt hats or Dress hats that have gathered dust, you can use a brush or a bit of tape using the dabbing on dabbing off method. We have a video below of one of our staff members cleaning up a wool felt hat for a customer. We would highly recommend it if you are looking to freshen up your hat.

In-store, we do a blocking/cleaning service, depending on the style we can re-shape your hat and clean it for you. We also do other repairs such as re-wiring, fixing broken straps and snapbacks, repairing holes etc. For any detailed repairs please email us a picture custompr@xtra.co.nz or drop into our shop and show us what you need to be done!

If you are looking for a more detailed write up on how to clean your hat we have written up a blog to help you out! You can head on over to our blogs header to check out all of our blogs or follow this link How to Clean Your Hat Properly.