How much do your hats cost?
Custom headpiece pricing is dependent on materials and elements used, complexity of the style of hat and hours required to handcraft the piece.
How long does a custom-made hat take to make?
On average a handcrafted headpiece can take 10 hours & upwards to make depending on complexity and intricacy.
Where is Hats by Zarbella boutique studio located and what are your hours?
Hats by Zarbella is located at 12 Emu Parade, Barmaryee, Queensland, 4703. Appointments are available by private booking and I can be contacted at any time via mobile phone 0409836415 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to block a hat?
Depending on the shape of hat block, crown and brim style or exotic freeform Zarbella custom block style and type of material used for blocking. Some styles can take up to 10 hours to block, including hand stitching the support wire and stretch velvet for head fitting.
Do I need to make an appointment for an in-store hat fitting?
Yes, all appointments for hat viewing and fitting via private appointment only.
What are your felt hats made of?
Most of my felt hats are made from wool as I like to know where the material is from and how it has been obtained from the animal. I prefer wool and thermofelt as opposed to animal furs as I am more comfortable knowing that the animal has not been harmed in the process. This is also the same for feathers which I use in my headpieces, I prefer to obtain feathers which have been naturally shed from birds and obtained from local farmers.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I order a custom made hat?
Yes. A deposit of $50.00 is payable on order.