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Crystal Birch

Kara Sunhat with Interchangeable Sash


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  • Insider Notes

    • The Kara Sunhat by Cape Town-based Crystal Birch will add a sense of tropical flair to your everyday summer look. Hand-crafted from braided wheatstraw, and featuring gold-tone metal eyelets; it features an interchangeable printed sash, which you can switch out with a classic Petersham ribbon, depending on the aesthetic you want to achieve. Tie the sash loose under your chin and wear with neutral color separates for a chic springtime ensemble.

      - Wheatstraw, Viscose
      - Comes with interchangeable sash/Petersham ribbon
      - CANSA approved, certified UV protection
      - Artisanally made by local communities using eco-friendly upcycling practices
      - Made in Cape Town, South Africa, ships from South Africa


    • Small: Circumference 54cm
    • Medium: Circumference 56cm
    • Large: Circumference 58cm
  • Shipping & Returns

    • We deliver each item directly from the designer to your door in partnership with DHL Express, covering 220 countries worldwide within 3-5 business days. We offer flat shipping rates, which may differ slightly based on your order locations. 

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.

      Due to Covid-19 shipping regulations, please be aware that you may experience delays in delivery times.

South Africa

South African milliner Crystal Birch is considered to be one of South Africa’s most promising young crop of designers. She trained under the guidance of British milliners Noel Stewart and Piers Atkinson, where she honed her skills. Today, she is the co-owner of esteemed South African manufacturing company The Hat Factory, where she creates her irreverent adornments in daring shapes and colors, loved by South African celebrities and the global fashion elite.

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