About the Artisan

I am a self taught artisan hatmaker in Seattle, Washington. Each of my hats is a unique piece of wearable art inspired by cities I have visited, museum exhibits and my personal cultural and historical studies. I also enjoy travel for travel’s sake, and reliving those experiences by sharing them with you.

August Phoenix Hats is a woman-owned business, a DBA of Lao Hats, and a registered trademark in Washington State. “August” (a synonym for resplendent) and “Phoenix” (the mythical bird referenced in several cultures as being reborn from its own ash) reflects the fusion of cultural and historical influences that dominates my work, and emphasizes my philosophy of giving new life to textiles that would else wise end up in a landfill.

I donate a percentage of your purchase to selected non-profit organizations. When you purchase a hat, you may choose from my list of non-profits in the Philanthropy section of my FAQ page at AugustPhoenixHats.com