Hat Maker interview – Mornings on “The Dove”. Nice interview of Art Fawcett on his hat shop in Central Point, Oregon.
Here we are, end of June and the start of a new website. Those that have followed us for some time will notice that most of the info is the same but in a different format. We are also incorporating a new line of “Off the rack” hats that are made here but carry the VS logo rather than my Signature logo. Oh, I will continue to make hats but under my “Signature” line. As we have expanded I realized the need to be able to include other staff in the making so we have developed the VS Custom hat line. These hats will be a collaborative effort whereas the Signature line will be made only by my hands. There will be a distinct price reduction for the VS line vs the Signature line
This has been a year of change so why stop now. Introducing the new website will update us into the world of online commerce rather than just informational as the last site. We have expanded to include features like “Client Wall of Fame” where we will be adding pictures of clients actually wearing our hats as they become available. We are also adding a new “VS” line that will be available for sale for instant gratification. Adding to the site will be Ladies hats both Straw and felt that will be for immediate purchase. Please drop in when you can to see it all happen
In the mean time
It’s been a while since I’ve written in this blog but I really didn’t think I had much to write about until the last month or so. We have moved to a new and much larger shop in January. Our first day open to the public was Feb 1 and we will be re configuring the shop from now until eternity ( oh the drama!!!) it seems. I can’t be happier with the decision as we now have more space to grow, take on more people and hopefullyexpand our name. I am working on a new “off the rack” hat design with the help of a new apprentice so I’m hoping to introduce it with panama’s for the summer , then felts in the fall. Please know I need feedback so any positive suggestions are encouraged. I really DO want to know.
Just for fun, here is the new shop
MAY EVENT !!!
I’m happy to announce a roll back of pricing for the period from May 17 to June 17 to my 2010 pricing of 100% beaver hats to $310 ( from $385), Joey felt to $225 ( from $275) and Milans to $300 (from $350). I’m sorry but I cannot apply the $50 discount for the Hats for Vets program in this case.