Recycled Tarp Cowboy Hat.
The Reincarnation Recycled Tarp Cowboy Hat is one tough hat. Each piece is unique, full of weathered character.
As worn by Woody Harrelson in the iconic hit movie Zombieland. Woody Harrelson is himself one of the foremost environmentalists and hemp activists in the world today.
» Tough, well-nigh indestructible. Made from heavy cotton canvas tarp, recycled after untold thousands of miles on the road as freight cover. Each hat is hand made and unique, with the cotton canvas' history and character intimately embedded within.
» Two metal grommets on each side, so can loop strings to tie under the chin, if desired. The hat is malleable (thanks to the structured heavy cotton canvas), so can be formed into the iconic cowboy hat look with raised sides.
"Recycle and reuse" at its best, the Re-incarnation Recycled Cotton Canvas Tarp Cowboy Hat has a colorful story behind its unique weathered look. In short, it's been around, through wind, rain, snow, hail, sun, and more... anything Mother Nature could throw at the weathered heavy cotton tarp that has logged thousands upon thousands of miles as freight covers... The hats are hand made in Brazil by the people who know hats and need hats to survive in the heat of the tropics.
Here's the Re-incarnation Recycled Tarp Cowboy Hat in brief: Wide-brimmed hats handcrafted out of wonderfully weathered old cotton canvas, with heavy stitching, shifts in color, fraying, stains, rips, punctures, patches and even occasional ink marks. Made from old heavy cotton canvas tarps discarded by Brazilian trucking companies after lengthy use as protection for freight.
This hat has been around and will be around for years to come. You can't abuse it, because it's already seen it all... This is also the hat that iconic actor Woody Harrelson specified for use in his successful film Zombieland with a cult following.
The story about how a cowboy hat got into a cult movie:
Thanks, you zombies!
So we get this call, totally out of the blue. A Hollywood film-costuming company. They want a bunch of sample hats. As in they want them tomorrow. What the … ?
Actor Woody Harrelson, on location in rural Georgia in early 2009 for initial shooting on an upcoming film he was starring in, had spied a Real Deal Brazil hat perched atop the head of one of the cameramen, who'd actually borrowed the hat from his brother, a Texas drilling expert heading out for an extended job on a deepwater oil rig.
Harrelson really loved that hat. He loved its atypical looks. He loved that it was a true recycled product. He was so crazy about it, in fact, that he sent the film's costume company on a mission: Find out who made this thing, and get us some! In the end, Harrelson wore an RDB hat, dyed darker and expertly shaped by his costuming crew, in nearly every scene of that movie.
Which was, of course, Zombieland. Released in October 2009, it became one of the year's most successful films, that rare blockbuster that also quickly became a cult favorite as well.
Sales of our RDB hat went nuts. There was coverage in Entertainment Weekly, even, and among the growing legion of zombie-crazed bloggers, the Real Deal Brazil was routinely declared an essential part of any zombie-killing uniform. (So when the dreaded zombie apocalypse finally comes to pass, it seems pretty clear what you should be wearing to protect the tasty brains inside your still-living head.)
Within a few months, our original RDB hat was also featured as a key costuming prop in a second major Hollywood film, The Losers, an action-adventure adaptation of a popular graphic novel.
Those totally unexpected bursts of early success allowed us to consider branching into other products that might work wonderfully if also handmade in Brazil from recycled truck tarps. Soon after, we were introducing a small, varied line of bags, as well as a couple of additional hat styles, to the Real Deal lineup. We've since added several handmade accessories, too, most of them also hailing from Brazil, but all of them with recycled origins in common.To waterproof & stain-proof your Rawganique shoes, add this easy-to-apply natural wax to your order.