The use of hats has always been incorporated into the Nigerian culture. Men and women are seen wearing hats/cap to complement their dressing either for religious or social gatherings. The good thing about this fashion accessory is that it can also be made using our local fabrics not only with foreign fabrics that used to be common back then, it’s now becoming a trend that most of the caps/hats worn by our men and women are locally made thereby making us to appreciate our culture and also patronize made in Nigeria goods.
Zawa Millinery is one of the designers in Nigeria that is promoting our culture by making crafted hats for and even exports fashion staple, to the rest of the country and ultimately the world to start a cultural conversation between people who were otherwise detached from each other.
More and more people are joining the party for Zawa Millinery’s custom made hand-woven hats crafted in Borno and most recently, it was the turn of blogger Noble Igwe. The style king is currently in Houston in USA and exported a bit of Nigerian fashion flavour with him. He was looking street-dapper in Zawa Millinery caps fit for a king. He added zest to the outfit with a “Liberty” top and a pair of conspicuously shredded denim pants.
Zawa Millinery claims that craftsmen spend over 200 hours on each cap to get an outcome that is a piece of art and attire that transcends time with each made with the finest materials, making them extremely durable and easy to maintain. The caps are available within the $100 range.