CHAOS Headwear Ramps Up Athleisure and World Influences for Summer 2018

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The collection summons fresh air, travel, trails and concerts

Steamboat Springs, Colo. Montreal CA.,

June 8th, 2017


Steamboat Springs, Colo. Montreal CA., June 8, 2017. Chaos Headwear, makers of high quality headwear in North America and worldwide, welcomes spring and summer 2018 with color, patterns, texture, style and sun protection at the Outdoor Retailer Show. In its lifestyle category, Chaos introduces crushable and packable straw hats, caps, buckets, visors, lifestyle and beach bags. Chaos will showcase its expanded collections at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, July 28-31, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Inspired by music, summer festivals, film, social media, and art, Chaos's first theme is the GLOBALVOYAGER.


This emerging trend in hats and bags is inspired by the expansion of global trade routes, and the blend of cultural influences. Globalization is creating a thirst for exploration and cultural sharing. Patterns and textures where East meets West capture the exploratory spirit of travelers along ancient trading routes on the Silk Road. Global Voyager has a rich, intense palette with a sense of history.

This season's headwear features various natural fibers. PARASISAL is a fine natural straw woven from the fibers of the sisal plant, which is a type of agave. Hats woven of parasisal are exceptionally lightweight, highly refined, and delicate. PAPER STRAW hats are constructed of finely woven paper material. TOYO paper is mostly recycled rice paper that is coated with a resin to keep it strong. It can be woven finer than regular paper and, therefore, it is very durable and versatile. SEAGRASS overs good sun protection with breathability. MADAGASCAR RAFFIA is a natural fiber grown in Madagascar and harvested from the fronds of the Raphia Palm tree. It is a completely environmentally friendly and sustainable resource. RAFFIA fiber is soft, pliable, strong, durable, easy to dye, and biodegradable making it an excellent material for weaving hats and bags. Come by the booth and see all the depth in this world collection.

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The Layne (featured below) is a breathable cotton/paper blend that is constructed of finely braided materials. These fabrics feel very comfortable in hot weather. Flexible, packable and crushable. $29.99


Next, EUPHORIC ENERGY is focused on individual well-being, featuring over-saturated colors and natural prints. The resulting color palette offers plenty of opportunity for mixing and matching. Euphoric is also the energy in Athleisure and follows through on one of the biggest trends influencing the fashion industry. Merging sport, urban and fashion cultures in a way that is stronger than its individual parts, athleisure is more than a trend: it’s a lifestyle and attitude.


With the Luana, we introduce more tropic patterns that are bold and rich for the outdoor lifestyle, for music festivals and full sun protection. This cotton wide-brim hat is lined with print and features an internal drawstring for adjustable sizing. One size fits most. MSRP $37.99 below the Luana and matching (beach and lifestyle) bag Leilani-

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The Men’s Knox (featured below) is an adjustable camo raffia hat that is ready for the rough and tumble, crushable and adjustable. Internal drawstring allows for adjustable sizing. One size fits most. MSRP $29.99


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Headquartered in Montreal, Canada with global offices in the USA, Europe and Asia, the Chaos and CTR headwear brands have evolved into the foremost accessory collection of fashion and ‘cold-weather’ technical headwear. Conceived more than 15 years ago, the brand is sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For over sixty years, Do-Gree Fashions Ltd., the parent company of Chaos & CTR Headwear, has ensured that all their customers’ needs have been serviced by the most comprehensive program of fashion and performance winter and summer headwear to be found globally.

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