Creatures of the wild unknown crafts one of a kind, bespoke hats and statement piece jewelry in the hills of Byron Bay, Australia and ship them to happy customers all around the world. From artists and musicians to hippies and hipsters, surfers and cowgirls to mystics and shamans our pieces speak to the wild within, each one lovingly handcrafted by Jack and Mia Savage.
On the website, you can go through a selection of ready-to-wear, one-of-a-kind hats, or you contact the label to design and make your very own custom-made, hand-crafted hat. All the hats are handcrafted in their home-based studio in the hills of the Byron Bay hinterland by local artisan hat maker, Jack Savage. Inspired by a love of Nature and connection to Spirit, Jack strives to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that tell a story and speak to the Wild within. Using only the finest quality materials available, Jack employs traditional hat-making tools and techniques to make each hat in the same way that makers did over 100 years ago. Felts are first chosen by color and quality, then steamed, placed over wooden blocks, and ironed to give them their basic form. The fur felt is then sanded and brushed to a soft smooth finish, while the crown is steamed and hand-shaped to give the hat its distinctive style. Brims are measured and cut to the desired length, and soft leather sweatbands are sewn in by hand for comfort and support. Finally, the hats are finished with an assortment of ribbons, trims, trinkets and feathers to give each one its own unique look and feel.
In a world full of homogenization, mass-produced carbon copies, and throw-away fashion, Jack Savage seeks to create quality works of lasting value that will stand the test of time and serve to express the unique spirit of the people who wear them.
Mia Savage is a self-taught silversmith with a passion for working with turquoise stones. Drawing inspiration from vintage western-styled jewelry and incorporating her own tastes and unique style, Mia creates each piece by hand with great love and care. Working from her home studio based in the hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, the beauty of nature, the wild landscapes, and the creative vibrancy of this cultural hub are obvious influences in her work. Mia loves to work with her clients to create custom statement pieces that look amazing, feel incredible and empower the wearer to live fiercely.