What we do
Every day we strive to make the best customized hats, caps, bags, backpacks and accessoiries for people around the world. Captn Crop was founded in 2007 by Moritz Wolfgruber when he created his own technique of making hats. Over the years it evolved into much, much more!
Moritz started creating hats because he felt the need for handcrafted products that are as unique as the people who wear them.
Captn Crop values functionality and quality above all. We love to continuously experiment and investigate on new materials, styles or techniques.
How we do it
The unique technique Moritz developed since 2007, is the result of an autoditactic research process that has evolved through the years. Currently this method involves different stages of cutting, sewing, dying, gluing, pressing, ironing, burning, waiting and painting.
At Captn Crop you can choose from either ready made single pieces, or you can fully customize your own item. In fabric, style or size.
We source fabrics from all over the world. Wherever we are, we keep an eye open for special material we could use or reuse for our products. We strive to use as much as possible of what is available around us. From old carpets found in marocco, to curtains of abandoned hotels or an old sail found in the mud on a beach. Through this approach we are happy to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible. We take what people consider waste or of little value and transform it into unique products.
Where we do it
The »ship«-shop and hat-making studio is based in Neukölln, Berlin where every Captn Crop item is made.
It´s all there: you can watch us crafting while trying on hats or choosing the fabrics for your customized item!
We built the interior of our workshop entirely from wood and found materials.The original concept was to recreate a ship inside the shop that would allow for a striking display as well as a spacious working area.
If you live in Berlin or happen to visit the city make sure you pop by the shop and say hi!
Who we are
You might have wondered who's the people behind Captn-Crop and who's making all the hats?
here you go:
Konny (25), working at the shop since beginning of 2018 and passionate Cap creator & lover.
and Moritz (34) , founder of Captn-Crop & self-taught hat maker since 2007.
All products are made from scratch, exclusively by these two guys, in the store & studio in Berlin Neukölln.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to talk to us!
You might have wondered what our logo, that represents Captn Crop since we started making our first hats in 2007, is all about?
It's the scratches of the prisoner who's counting the days to be free.
The expression of the »will to break free«.
Break free from our torturing daily routine and the boundaries of society.
Break free from this unfair and unjustice system we're all living in.
Break free from the mad wheel of existence and the boundaries of our own body.
Break free from everything that ties you down and limits you.
If you like, you can also see it as a patch or seam, symbolizing our rough style and love for old materials with scars and charakter.
But it never meant to be a H, or even a HH! ...even though we love Hamburg!
Break free, overcome yourself and try to make the world a little better.
every single day.
For us and our work that also means to put as much love and attention in every piece we create and to never stand still.
We hope you can feel that in our creations!