MY BOB' first collection was created together with the panama hat weavers in Ecuador. It has been more than 10 years now that we are travelling to Cuenca or Montecristi to create new models, weave- and dying technics.
The hat became associated with Panama while President Roosevelt was visiting the construction of the Panama Canal in 1906. He received an Ecuadorian straw hat as a gift. Without knowing the true origin, the American president thanked his guests for he gift mentioning is as a "Panama Hat" and wore such a hat, which increased its popularity.
Each hat is unique and totally artisanal.
MY BOB feather brooches are realised in Germany. The fine feathers are crafted by an Italian atelier which is collaborating with creative designers for over 50 years.
The feathers are chosen according to their type, dimension and colour. After being washed and disinfected, they are dyed, trimmed and painted with delicacy.
The ready feathers are travelling to Germany to be assembled with care by craftswomen in a workshop that exists since 1923. This traditional German profession is very famous as feather brooches were worn on country hats.
India is a world to visit and also a treasure of craftsmanship. We have the pleasure to work with the famous regional embroiderers mastering various technics of hand embroidery.
Together with the workshop responsible, Anne develops the creations.
The used techniques and styles are defined by the moodboard and designs.
You want to give more volume with the French knots, more colours with the sparkling beads or richness with the Cathy knots.
macramé & Passementerie
MY BOB macramé and passementerie creations are realised by very talented Italian artisans.
Together with the workshop responsible, the creative director Anne, develops the fine colourful accessories. It is a combination of her mood board and drawings, the macramé techniques mastered by the workshop chief and the chosen materials.
Ribbons from the headwear are recycled in the development of some creations.
MY BOB macramé is totally handmade which makes it unique.