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Puffin Gear® hats and accessories for infants, children and adults are carefully made in our Toronto studio.  Our commitment to designing quality accessories is defined by the Atlantic Puffin who exudes flair with its vividly coloured beak, red eye markings, and bright orange legs  while withstanding exposure to varied and harsh conditions. Get outdoors  and enjoy all the seasons in Puffin Gear®'s functional and beautiful hats! 


TYVEK® Rain Hats

November 30, 2016

Our new Tyvek® rain hats are durable, lightweight, breathable and water repellent. Tyvek® is a unique non woven material designed to perform in harsh, rugged and extreme conditions.  Used in home construction,  Tyvek® Homewrap® is the original house wrap, incorporating unique material science that helps keep air and water out, while letting water vapor escape.  Tyvek® can resist repeated folding and flexing without tearing.  A chin tie with cord lock and safety breakaway clip will keep it on your head on the stormiest of days.  Roll it up and flip the decorative elastic loop around it to keep it compactly in your bag for an unexpected rain shower. Available in six fabulous colours with contrasting white elastic detail, underbrim and chin tie.

  • Water Resistant
  • Breathable
  • Compact storage
  • 100% polyester
  • Made in Canada

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November 18, 2016

The forecast is promising a cold snowy winter but summer will come again and we have a fabulous line up of UPF 50+ sun protection hats in production for Summer 2017.  Watch for them in your favourite boutique in the new year. Our lineup of adorable kid's prints celebrates summer fun, from triple scoop ice cream cones to gentle paddles about the lake.  Adult hats range from rugged hemp to crisp lightweight linen, perfect for enjoying the sun from your lounge chair or a wilderness adventure.  In the meantime we have the warmest winter hats and scarves from Harris Tweed® and faux fur to Polartec® Classic fleece so you can get outside and play.   All carefully made in Canada.

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August 07, 2016

We're all setup in booth 2318 at the MODE ACCESSORY SHOW.  Drop by to see our fall/winter 2016 line.  We're very excited about our new Harris Tweed palette in the brilliant colours of Scottish Thistles.

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May 15, 2016

A great article outlining Why Handmade Matters  by Donna Maria Coles Johnson is a quick read with your morning coffee. "When you make something, you leave a part of yourself in it. When you are finished creating, you take pride in the work partly because you see yourself in it. When you buy something someone else made, you yourself are reflected in that purchase. Whether it’s the color, the texture, the shape, or just the mood you happen to be in, an item that has been crafted as an expression of the creative spirit person who made it is treasured and valued far beyond an item that was made for worldly mass consumption."

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