Failsworth Irish Linen Safari Stone Hat
100% Irish Linen
With over 150 years of history, Ulster Weavers Apparel have been producing and developing
100% linen and linen based products for the global market place. Ulster Weavers continues
to offer the best linen fabrics in the world.
- Shower proof
- Test Standard EN 13758-1 UPF40 for sun protection
- Lightweight summer hat
- Made by Failsworth Hats
- Down brim safari style
FAILSWORTH IRISH LINEN SAFARI STONE HAT
Whilst we never lose sight of our traditional values – exceptional quality, fine attention to detail and supreme craftsmanship.
Our focus is on the future, employing the latest advances in fabric technology manufacturing techniques and design innovation.
In 1903, from our humble Manchester premises, we turned out a mere 25-dozen hats per week. Growing steadily, by the 1940’s we were making 5,000-dozen hats per week, even finding time to contribute towards the war effort by hand-crafting flying helmets for the RAF and ‘special equipment’ for commando frogmen.
When demand for our fur felt hats began to dwindle in the 1950’s, we could ‘see the writing on the wall’ and already had a viable alternative ready when the market collapsed altogether.
Our fabric variants soon took off, winning favour both with the avant-garde and ‘man in the street’ alike.
Today we’re still concentrating on tomorrow, forever introducing new twists on ever-popular models, introducing next generation fabrics, textures and colours, always inventing, always progressing.