It only started by my desire to wear a simple wide brim straw hat about a decade ago. Although I could not find the one I dreamed of, the hunt led me to the hat factory operating over fifth generations near Tokyo(where I am from), in Kasukabe, where it has a long history of farming natural wheat straw and producing the items from it.
Soon I acknowledged their craftsmanship and dedication over 140 years; I started making straw hats in collaboration. I named my small business after the classic ribbon for the hats, Grosgrain.
It has been my passion to create something beautiful and thoroughly hand-crafted, which brings joy to wear. ever since. Now I am based in Adelaide; I feel my urge to preserve the genuine hat-making process of natural sources and introduce them to the world market.
Natural wheat straw is a traditional material for classic hats. They are not only aesthetic but cool and very comfortable to wear, long-lasting, and one more good thing, biodegradable. It gradually matures into a golden colour as you wear it under the sun.
Our products are for the customers mindfully choose and appreciate what they wear every day, and for the extended future.
The Essential Hat
507 High Street, Prahran East, 3181 Victoria, Australia
25 Byron StreetBangalow, 2479, NSW, Australia
Carey and Co.
70 Old Bells Line of RoadKurrajong Village, 2758, NSW, Australia
340 Darling St, Balmain, 2041, NSW, Australia
The golden Rabbit
Ackerstraße 159, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany