We are so excited to have our VERY FIRST W+S COLLABORATION in the Shop!!! The entire meaning around our name and calling ourselves Wheat + Sea COLLECTIVE was to be able to join up with other small businesses and feature collaborations!! This first one was a no brainer!!
Our first W+S Collective hat incorporates the incredible leather skills of Leather X Jade with a minimal, branded leather tag. Hand stamped, cut and sewn (by Jade) this leather is 100% upcycled from deadstock leather that she uses for her own business to create her beautiful jewellery and accessories…AND THIS is why we LOVE our very first Collab Partner…please read below all about this incredible woman and her business:
Here is the story of LEATHER BY JADE as told by Jade herself….
I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and now live in Stratford, Ontario, with my amazing partner. For the last ten years I’ve made a career in Theatre that I’m quite proud of. I’ve travelled to different cities across Canada to do what I love: performing. Then a Pandemic arrived on our doorstep, and suddenly my entire industry disappeared overnight.
During this time of isolation, I’ve found something that pulls on my creative strings, while at the same time being as ecologically conscious as possible.
Every single piece I make, whether large or small, consists entirely of dead stock scrap leather diverted from landfills, making them as low-waste as possible—not to mention lightweight and easy to wear!
I’ve found such joy in taking what people see as waste, and turning it into something usable, and perhaps beautiful.
I hope you love wearing and using these pieces as much as I loved making them.
Crown Height: 3 1/2″ crown, High Profile
Classic Green Undervisor, 8-Row Stitching on Visor
80% Acrylic/20% Wool
Matching Plastic Snapback Adjustable Closure