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I love wool and bicycles!
I started making cycling caps in 2004 just for fun. I am a cyclist and I was inspired by the old black and white photos of riders climbing mountain passes and rambling through the European countryside on fixed gear bikes. I wanted to dress like a cyclist in the early 1900's when bikes were new, exciting modes of transportation that allowed one to travel far from home and explore the landscape.
I have a love of wool. Most of this early cycling apparel was wool. It is the original fabric for outdoors gear worn by hunters, explorers, mountaineers, cyclists, skiers, etc. It is ancient.
In 2010 my wife and I purchased a small flock of Shetland sheep to raise for wool. I do the shearing, hoof trimming and herding from pasture to pasture while my wife spins and knits the wool. Although I don't use this wool to make my own caps with, it gives me a greater appreciation and understanding of the process of turning a fleece into a wearable garment.
When I first started my intention was to create various cycling apparel. Over the years I focused my energy on caps as a simple yet essential piece of cycling gear that I could produce locally from salvaged thrift store garments.
I started my Etsy shop in 2012 after many years of selling on a clunky, homemade webstore. Thank god for Etsy. It's made my online selling experience way easier.
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