By purchasing a Heritage by Bedhead, you have the extra-great feeling of knowing you’ve bought something that is not only going to keep you or your little ones safe from the sun, but was made intentionally with the planet in mind with eco-friendly linen. It’s a feel-good, great-quality purchase that will last the distance if you follow these simple care instructions.
Add your details to the Return-to label
That sweet leather Heritage tag is actually a cleverly-designed return-to label! Simply unbutton the tab and write your name and phone number on the inside. These leather strips are all-natural hides and will vary in texture and colour. We found it’s best to use an extra thin Sharpie on this material to avoid bleeding and for easier readability.
How to reverse your hat
The Lounger Flap Hat, Wanderer Panelled Bucket and Explorer Classic Bucket hats all have adjustable ribbons and chin ties that need to be pulled through the small slits when the hat is reversed. For the Wanderer Panelled Bucket Hats and Explorer Classic Bucket Hats, the chin straps should be on the underside of the hat when it’s on the head and the adjustable ties on the outside. Here is how to do so.
Chin ties: Poke the knotted ends of the ties through the slit at the top of the tie and pull through to the other side. A fork prong might help you pull it through.
Adjustable back ties: Using the point of the thick ties or knot of the skinny ties, poke through the holes at the base of the tie and pull through to the other side. A fork prong may help. If you pull too far through and see elastic, simple wiggle the elastic back into the slot.
Wash + wear care
Although linen is a hardy natural fibre, the long ties and leather return-to tab put it into the delicate category. Here’s how to care for your new hat!
Step 1: Always wash in a wash bag to ensure ties don’t overstretch or tangle in other clothing.
Step 2: Wash when required in a gentle cold machine wash - a quick wash is best. Make sure to remove from washing machine as soon as wash cycle has finished. Do not soak.
Step 3: Dry without delay. If left wet/damp in machine for extended period (longer than 2 hours) the leather tab may bleed/stain on white/light colours.
Step 4: Lie flat to dry in the shade.
Step 5: Chemicals in sunscreens don’t play well with fabrics – ensure sunscreen has soaked in and been washed from hands before putting on a hat.
Step 6: Linen naturally softens with each wash and will crease a little. If you prefer a smooth look to your hat, use a clothing steamer or light warm iron on wrinkled areas.
Step 7: Heritage hats with cord in the brim (Classic Bucket, Panelled Bucket and Ladies hats) are best stored hanging from a pegrail or hook at the brim (or by the ties with the brim lying flat against the wall), or lying flat with the brim spread out on the flat surface. This avoids the cord in the brim from kinking.
Step 8: If it does kink (leaving it too long in a washing machine or washing basket will also cause it to curl), lie it flat on a hard surface (use a tea towel on a table-top or wooden floor - sometimes an ironing board is too soft) and use a medium-heat iron with medium-steam setting to press all around the edge of the brim to flatten. Reverse the hat and repeat on the other side. If you're concerned about the iron being too hot, use a thin tea towel in-between the hat and iron, or start on a lower setting and gradually increase the heat/steam until you get the desired result.
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