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Cappelleria Bertacchi designs and produces Italian design handcrafted hats and headwear, and offers service of re-blocking, cleaning, customization, design and creation of custom pieces for special events (e.g. church hats, fascinators).

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”

Giorgio Armani

Cappelleria Bertacchi is run by the Bertacchi family from Siena (Italy). We started this business in the 80s and since then we opened two locations in Italy (Siena and Lucca) and another in Vancouver (Canada). We design hats inspired by classic Italian pieces from the 40s and 50s as well as we create innovative and unique items, playing a role of trendsetter together with other Italian design companies in Vancouver.We grew our business staying faithful to the tradition of Tuscan artisans: we only use organic highest-quality products and fabrics (straw, felt, Merino wool) carefully spun and woven by skilled manufacturers in our ateliers in Tuscany.

We started to offer a few other Italian handmade products to expand our selection: handcrafted ties, bow-ties and pocket-squares, scarves, sunglasses, soaps, umbrellas, all designed and produced in Italy.
Further to an agreement with the Trade Ministry of British Columbia to develop craftsmanship and incorporate a business in the Province of BC, in 2015 we opened the Canadian branch in Gastown, Vancouver: over the last five years the company’s mandate has been to share the tradition of the Tuscan artisan manufacture with the local community.
Since then, Cappelleria Bertacchi counts with multiple collaborations with Vancouver’s renowned organizations and corporations such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Italian General Consulate, Deighton Cup, DanceHouse, Style by Sarai, Fleur Luxury Wedding Show and Forum, among others.

Wide brim straw hat
Natural straw hat

Cappelleria Bertacchi is one of the businesses selected to be part of the Vancouver’s Italian Map of Design.
We regularly collaborate with the Movie Industry providing hats and accessories for popular tv shows and movie productions, as well as service of customization and repair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina-Netflix-, The Man in the High Castle-Amazon, The Good Doctor-ABC, The Philosophy of Phil by Greg Kinnear, Bad Times at the El Royale by Drew Goddard, among others).

We also organize workshops opened to the general public and presentations on a monthly basis.