Q&A with Meljo Made Embroidery

Melanie Jorden of Meljo Made Embroidery, one of the handmade makers featured in our shop, on meditative stitching, sourcing quality materials, and finding creative inspiration from our ranches. How did...

Tying The Knot Between Cowboys and Sailors

“To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space...it provides an opportunity for an excursion that is limited only by the scope of our...

Herding Cultures From Around the World: The Sami

The Sami, an indigenous population in Scandinavia, began herding reindeer as early as 98 AD. Today, only about ten percent of the roughly 100,000 Sami people spread throughout Finland, Norway, Sweden, and parts...

It's Time to Mend

In the midst of the pandemic, many Americans have been repurposing their own clothes as a way to save money or test out a new (at home) hobby. Since most of...

A Cut Above The Rest: Kay Foye

Wrangler turned knifemaker. How time in the saddle became the catalyst for remarkable and functional art.

Women You Should Know: Bonnie McCarroll

She wore a large-brimmed beaver hat, fringed gloves, a handmade western blouse, custom boots, and jodhpurs. Sometimes she’d add a wild rag, vest, chinks, or woolies. She’d pin down her hair,...

Meet the Maker: Olivia

Meet Olivia, who handles shipping and order fulfillment for the shop.

Art, Expedited

A brief history of America's Great Depression-era post office murals.

Meet the artisan: Zara

What are some of the places you’ve lived in your life? I was born in the Blue Ridge area in Virginia. Appalachia is home to me, the older mountains. I...

How to shape your Sunbody Hat

A step-by-step tutorial on how to shape your Sunbody Hat in the buckaroo style. All you need is a hat and water!

Talking Tannins: the Chemistry of Wine and Leather

Red wine and leather have more in common than you’d think. Both are made using tannins, a naturally-occurring molecule commonly found in plants that binds to proteins and results in...

How to Size Yourself for A Sunbody

Our Sunbodies are Guatemalan hats, which have a foam-padded cotton twill sweatband that tends to shrink about 1% with heat and moisture. This is about 1/2 of a hat size...

What are chaps?

What do ranchers have in common with frontier trappers, Native Americans, Texas Rangers and Christian missionaries? We all played a role in shaping the history of the American West and...


Ruth Rees Phillips was my mother. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she met and married my father […]


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