Traveling across North America singing and knitting, Colleen Reinders frequented different craft stores and antique shops looking for locally spun/dyed yarns and unique embellishments. By 2009, she started experimenting with felting hats and with a great collection of yarn and a unique style, Colleen began selling her hats and accessories. With her daughters encouragement, she decided to use her proceeds to give back to a new school for young children and orphans being built in Zambia, The Esther School www.estherschool.org/#intro Impacting not only the children attending the school but also the whole community, it employs many locals from labourers to teachers. Each year the school adds another grade - in September 2016, Grade 4 will be added (they will use the library while the new grade 4, 5, 6 building will be built this coming year). Soon they will have 150 students!
Every hat is hand crafted using those unique yarns and antique treasures, no two pieces are ever the same – so your Colleen’s Design hat will be as One-Of-A-Kind as you are!