We are so proud to work with The Ruby Habitat Foundation to offer these hand-knitted, locally produced, and exceptionally high-quality wool hats for $50 each. Each hat has a leather patch attached with a NEW logo designed by Martha and Craig Woodson's grandson, Matthew, now a physician in Houston. The Ruby Habitat Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural resources, and social and economic makeup of the Ruby Valley and Southwest Montana. They are a non-profit, working ranch in Southwest Montana dedicated to fulfilling the vision of their founders, Craig and Martha Woodson.
Their mission encourages balance between agriculture and wildlife, and they allow managed access to the ranch for a wide range of activities, from flyfishing to birdwatching (they have identified 131 species on the ranch so far!! Here’s a link to the complete list). Their educational outreach programs include field trips with local school kids (from Kindergarten through College), to Wildlife Speakers and other programs. We are proud to call them our neighbors and our friends, and we are thrilled to now call them a partner we can support.
The hats themselves are made with wool from Brown Sheep Company, a family-run business in Nebraska that Hannah, who has been knitting relying on for yarn since she was 6. The 100% US Wool is selected for both its quality and the fact that it's a fellow family business.
If you are looking for a gift for the holidays, or just a way to keep your own bean under a beanie during the upcoming cooler months, THIS is the answer!
For every Ruby Habitat Foundation Hat sold, we have committed to give 25% of the proceeds back to the Ruby Habitat Foundation to support their work. We believe in supporting our local community organizations as much as possible, and we couldn't be more appreciative to have RHF as our neighbors here in the Ruby Valley community. Your order goes towards a great cause, and you get to be stylish and warm in the process! Buy one (or ten!) and support a special organization that stewards a landscape and its inhabitants very near and dear to us both.
SIZING: Adult (Fits most teens and adults)
COLOR: The colors of this hat are inspired by nature and designed to reflect the beautiful colors of the sandhill cranes that dwell here in the Ruby -- a soft heather gray with a splash of deep red. You'll enjoy a matching patch of the new RHF Logo-- three sandhill cranes flying together in tandem!