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Mission

Perpetuate the century old millinery’s expertise by offering hat collections for both men and women in a wide variety of styles and price ranges and keeping the custom-made hat tradition alive with on-site moulding and making. 

Offer the perfect hat for all our clients’ needs: affordable and elegant, while valuing the knowledge of its craftmanship. Inspired by the deep Canadian heritage. 

Vision

Offer a one-stop-shop where people from all generations can converge and tap into the heritage of Canadian hat-making expertise. 

Become the international reference in the creation of the most elegant and functional hats.

Values

Cultural Preservation and Education 

Canadian Hat is one of the oldest millineries in North America. Its museum-type boutique concept perpetuates this tradition and educates passersby about this traditional profession. Sewing technique expertise is passed down to younger craftspeople. 

Respect for the Environment  

Our production methods are environmentally friendly. We do not use any chemical processes in the manufacture of our accessories. We also revalue jeans, silk, tweed, wool and recycled ties in our line of hats. We also integrate dead stock material in our creations. The use of noble and upcycled materials and the reduction of waste in the textile industry are therefore at the heart of our concerns and we are proving that fashion can also be sustainable. 

Ethics
We visit all our production partners in Canada and abroad regularly to ensure they share the same commitment and to validate that all craftspeople are working under ethical conditions.  

OUR STORY

1918  

In the early 20th century the millinery Leopold & Leopold was already renowned for its elegant headwear.  

  

1948 

As Canadian Hat in 1948, the company became famous worldwide for its mink, fox and beaver, as well as felt, straw, and wool hats. Since the fifties, under the André signature, their high-end hats are sought after in London and Paris.  

  

2017  

The new designer Mariouche Gagné honed with 20 years of fashion experience starts to work on the new collections in collaboration Canadian Hat’s team. Her sense of design, colour, and fabric enhances the beautiful hats that have Canadian Hat’s reputation for the past 100 years. The harsh Canadian climate has been inspiring her to create hats that keep the head warm and protected, and are flattering. Under her leadership, Canadian Hat provides hat collections for all four seasons, using top quality and comfortable materials, exclusive furs and well structured felts.  

  

2019  

Harricana’s recycling mission is transferred to Canadian Hat. New hats adorned with recycled ties are added to the collection, as are bucket hats made with recycled jeans.  

  

2020  

The workshop moves to the famous Wellington Street in Verdun and opens its doors in a new era boutique alongside Harricana products. Sharing our heritage is at the heart of this new direction. The new workshop-boutique offers guided tours with designer Mariouche and on-site shopping with boutique experts. 

Since 1918, Canadian Hat has been renowned around the world for its mink, fox and beaver, as well as felt, straw, and wool hats. Since the fifties, under the André signature, their high-end hats have been sought after in London and Paris.

Under Mariouche Gagné’s leadership, Canadian Hat today provides hat collections for all four seasons, using top quality and comfortable materials, exclusive furs and well-structured felts. Find out more about Canadian Hat’s history.