“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.”
Dame Freya Madeline Stark
Explorer & Author, 1933
Freya was imagined in San Francisco by two friends who bonded over a shared love for hats and adventure, but bemoaned their incompatibility. Frustrated by the lack of luggage solutions for protecting hats and tired of ruining them in overhead compartments, they created the first Freya product, a beautiful carryall for travel.
All Freya products are made by hand, by artisans and family-owned businesses where traditional craftsmanship is apprenticed from one generation to the next. Selling direct to consumer online allows us to deliver an authentic, luxury product at an unparalleled value to customers.
Freya hat boxes and handbags marry old world artistry with modern functionality. (The hat box is designed to hold a laptop, accessories and up to 4 hats). They are handmade in Tuscany with Italian leathers and custom, brass hardware.
Our rattan products are woven by hand in Indonesia from the leaves of the Ata tree, which grows in the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia. Each “basket bag” is dried and smoked over a fire which provides it with a distinctive, iconic color and durability.
Our “Panama Hats” are woven in the Cuenca weave type of Toquilla straw by artisans in Ecuador. Panama hats are a traditional Ecuadorian craft that were brought to Panama during the building of the canal, where they garnered their fabled name. The hats are woven by rural artisans from straw harvested from local indigenous palms. This handmade process provides for natural variation that makes each hat unique.
Freya X Hampui
Brand and Willee Roberts of Hampui Medicine Hats. The hat line preserves the unique handmade, spiritual nature of Roberts' craftsmanship and merges it with the Freya ethos.