Right now, rap/hip-hop seems to be setting fashion trends the world over. There is the hipster movement (which, I must admit, supports hand-made, natural products), and I'm starting to see more hats being shown on the models in department stores. Unfortunately, they're cheap, factory-made ones. I think people right now would much rather have several cheap hats to mix and match than just have one or two good ones as staples--or, let's face it, go hatless.
Thanks for all this research you've done. My hat's off to you. Do you--or anyone else, for that matter--happen to have a hand-made, natural-fibre hat?