If there’s one thing Australian’s need, it’s a decent hat. Akubra make a variety of Australian iconic hats and accessories, certified by Australian Made.
The founder, Benjamin Dunkerley, set the hat factory up in Hobart in 1874, which is now based in Kempsey in New South Wales. “People have fond memories and are attached to their hats and we understand that!”
The brand has a strong focus on long-term wear, with repair and care instructions. The incredible hat making process is laid out on Akubra’s website, with images and detailed descriptions see here. Each hat takes around 6 weeks, with the same process that’s been used since the beginning.
“It’s rare to see Australian Manufacturing in action these days…Well, it’s so rare there’s only one of them – AKUBRA”