Båtsman Organic Denim
CTH Ericson's classic Fiddler cap that is sewn and made in CTH Ericson's historical hat factory in Borlänge, Sweden.
The Fiddler cap or Breton cap is made of an organic denim fabric with a brown sweatband in genuine leather.
The cap is an excellent environmental choice as it is made of a leftover organic cotton fabric that do not go to waste and a brown vintage ribbon.
- Color: Denim blue
- Made of leftover denim fabric in 98% organic cotton, 2% elastane
- Decoratively garnished with a patterned brown vintage ribbon
- Brown sweatband in genuine leather
- Dry clean only Made in Borlänge, Sweden
The cap is made to order and has a delivery time of approximately 3 weeks.
What we call a "Re-source fabric" is a leftover surplus fabric that has not been used. By sewing a hat or cap from a leftover fabric contribute to sustainability and circular flows in the textile industry, by using the resources available instead of producing new fabrics.
The hats and caps where we use Re-Source fabrics is an excellent environmental choice as it is made of leftover fabrics that do not go to waste.
We work with the company Rekotex in Borås, Sweden. Rekotex is a company that is offering surplus fabrics from fashion companies to other textile companies.
To measure your hat size, wrap a tape measure around your head just above your ears. The tape should fit comfortably – not too tight. Round up to the nearest size.
If you have no tape measure, you can measure with a string, which you then measure with a ruler.
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This cap is made in Sweden and built on a tradition that started already in the year 1885, when Carl Theodor Ericson, fourth generation hat maker, founded the C.Th Ericsons Hat Factory in Borlänge, Sweden.
Over the years, CTH’s high-quality headwear would become a part of Swedish cultural and industrial heritage. Today, almost 140 years later, we are still a family business, our hats are still manufactured by hand and we are still creating modern classics for future generations.
Not much has changed, really. And in that we take a lot of pride.
The Fiddler cap is called Vega cap in Sweden. The Fiddler cap began to be used in the military in the 19th century, and it was used by the sailors on board the ship Vega during the Vega expedition gave rise to the name and made the model generally popular around the turn of the last century.
The Vega expedition 1878–1880 under the leadership of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was the first expedition that found and sailed the entire Northeast Passage and became a great scientific success.
The Fiddler cap has many names like Vega cap, Greek Fisherman's cap, Mariner's cap, Breton cap, Navy cap, Skippers cap or Elbsegler but the basic shape is the same.
CTH Ericson has been manufacturing Fiddler, Vega and Mariner's cap since the last century, and many call our caps the Swedish original