Auór x Companion Hat
Terry towelling bucket hat.
Handmade in New Zealand in collaboration with Companion.
Companion works together with migrants and former refugees now living in New Zealand. Companion celebrates diversity in a context of politicised debate around refugee quotas & the economic impact of migrants. Meaningful employment is a crucial component for integration & contribution. Likewise, creating is a catalyst for connection. So, skills carried on migration dictate their practice. Contemporary design outcomes are explored via collisions of traditions; resulting cohesive forms bringing attention to the beauty in heterogeneous societies. This auòr and Companion hat is 100% unique with the marks of artisan’s hands and minds. Slow Design principles are adhered to, designing for environmental and social sustainability.