Yosuzi Hats

Inspired by her childhood immersed in the traditional ceremonies and artisanal crafts of her Guajiro heritage, designer Yosuzi Sylvester recently launched her eponymous brand with a collection of gorgeous hand woven hats. Each ‘woma‘ is made of a palm straw native to Venezuela, using a diagonal weaving technique and incorporating symbols and patterns which are unique to the Guajiro tribe. Dedicated to her ancestral community, Yosuzi has forged close relationships with the tribe’s craftsman and has committed herself to giving back by donating portions of each hat sale to CEPIN, a non-profit organization to the health and education of the Guajiro Indian children. I’m absolutely smitten with the hats and have already ordered one for myself – and am left lusting after the rest. And those colorful pom poms? Honestly, yes.

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(Yosuzi woven hats approximately $240 each)

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  1. glamdevils wrote:

    These hats look so rad!

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Louise wrote:

    Stunning model for these hats!! Can’t stop looking at her eyes though!

    http://thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. ari wrote:

    This hats are perfect!
    http://www.thedoubledenim.com

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  4. Laura wrote:

    Whoa… i LOVE these! i’m not normally hugely into hats but these are so COOL!
    dang.

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  6. Mun wrote:

    It’s so amazing that those hats were handmade… so gorgeous

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  7. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    Love the pom pom designs of this chic hats, so cute!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  8. Victoria wrote:

    Hi Erica,

    What an amazing find! Yosuzi’s hats are simply amazing. I love the bright colors and the patterns are gourgeous and so unique. I think it is extra special when you can find an amazing designer that is also looking to give back and this story is really quite something.

    I’m betting that due to the original nature of these hats they are perfect for keeping the sun off your face during long summer walks, beach days, and music festivals. I can’t wait for mine to arrive!

    Thanks so much for sharing Erica! I’m definitely going to tweet about these.

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  9. Yum wrote:

    Gorgeous. Not a fan of the pompoms tho.

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  10. Thank you for sharing these, Erica. Excellent joice as usually 🙂 I love these hats and love the brand concept and company culture even more.
    Greets
    Mili
    http://www.milicaandrejic.com

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