The fascinating background of an Aussie Icon
For over a century, Akubra's fine felt hats have adorned and protected generations of Australians. Akubra started out as a small family operation in Tasmania and now employs over 90 trades people in Kempsey, NSW, manufacturing thousands of hats each week.
Over the years, Akubra has maintained its ability to be in vogue. Our hats have become a vital part of Australia's identity; worn by soldiers, Olympians, politicians, personalities and of course, loyal, everyday countrymen and women. Akubra produces a wide selection of fur felt and straw hat styles to suit all people and all occasions, from Western and Country shapes through to casual and formal urban hats.
Akubra has become an iconic part of the Australian landscape. Still 100% Australian owned and continue to manufacture quality hats wholly within Australia.
AUSTRALIAN MADE AND OWNED
Akubra Hats is a fifth generation Australian Owned family company, with the current Managing Director being Stephen Keir IV. Contrary to some reports all Akubra Hats are wholly manufactured in Australia from the one location in Kempsey on the North Coast of New South Wales. Akubra Hats is committed to continuing the manufacture of its product in Australia.
For 130 years Akubra has been handcrafting hats from start to finish, ensuring complete control of the production process and use of the best fur felt available, to achieve the highest quality standards in the industry. The superior rabbit fur felt used by Akubra reinforces its commitment to producing not only an exceptional looking hat but one of the most durable. Practical features including wider brims for protection from the harsh Australian sun along with reeded, leather sweatbands, made of the finest roan sheepskin, ensures a comfort and security experienced when wearing an Akubra.