Simon and Jessica Howell have been keeping heads warm since 2013 with Lynn & Lawrence, the Sag Harbor couple’s line of versatile and beloved beanies.
“We treat each hat as an individual piece, one-of-a kind,” Jessica said. “Each one is numbered. It’s a limited edition. You can see the time and care put into every one.”
Each hat is created using alpaca fiber, hand-knit by fair-trade women’s co-ops in Lima, Peru and Yorkshire, England. The pair is dedicated to creating a slow-fashion product, made in an ethical and sustainable manner.
“We really started the line to get enough money for a surf trip down to Puerto Rico, but when we reached that mark, we thought: Why not take it further?” Simon said. “At the time, we had a loft in Williamsburg, and bloggers connected with the hats and our lifestyle. We started in small boutiques around Brooklyn, then stocking nationally and internationally. Being able to work with small-scale co-ops in England and Peru meant we could have a close relationship and keep a keen eye on quality control.”
Adult hats are one-size-fits-all, and there’s also a line for babies. Styles include the classic, the skinny, the pom-pom, the watch cap, and the mini pom-pom.
“It’s such a simple thing, but it has to be perfect because it is so simple,” Jessica said.
A holiday pop-up will be held Friday, November 29, at the Urban Zen X Tutto il Giorno holiday market in Sag Harbor, from 4 to 7 PM. Catch them at Grain Surfboards holiday market Sunday, December 1, from noon to 5 PM in Amagansett, and at The Madoo Conservancy’s merry Madoo party Saturday, December 7, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
For more information, visit www.lynnandlawrence.com.