vintage style

X E A S Y R I D E R X

We’re bringing a ton of southwest inspired pieces to the Regina Folk Fest this weekend. Leather – suede – denim – jackets – tooled belts – purses – boots – western shirts – bolo ties – jewelry – perfect pieces to transition from that hot summer heat to the brisk fall weather. And as always we’ll have stacks and stacks of vinyl $10 and under. Booth schedule below. See you there!

REGINA FOLK FEST 2017 – August 11-13
City Square Plaza – find us on the south east side
Friday 4 – 10
Saturday 12- 10
Sunday 12- 9


Photography: Reel Cardinal aka Justin Chomyn
Model: Autumn Kroeskamp
Styling: Jenny Pottruff
MUA: Allishia Marie Artistry
Wardrobe: T+A Vinyl and Fashion

Hats helping Regina folks in need

In a closet in an apartment in downtown Regina, under a banana box filled with 80’s neon hats advertising hockey summer camps, next to a collection of ten or more SaskWater corduroy classics, on top of the pompom short beaked Union snapback, is a post-it note with the phone number of a man named Larry from Radville. Larry donated his collection of mint condition caps, amassed over twenty or thirty years, to Carmichael Outreach, one of the first hat collections that inspired The Hat Farm.

Since then, in the last year and a half, The Hat Farm has sold well over 300 hats to places all over Canada. For over six months of this time, The Hat Farm has been lucky enough to sell vintage hats and clothing at T+A Vinyl and Fashion. The money raised allows Housing Workers at Carmichael Outreach in Regina to be more effective and not be bound by budgetary restraints or grant reports, and more effectively help people deal with emergency. Since April, T+A has sold 75 Hat Farm items which has raised almost $1200 for the year; we’re looking forward to another successful partnership in 2017.

This Manitoba Pool hat was sold for $30 and paid for a brand new hot-plate for someone’s bachelor apartment that was not furnished with a stove.
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The proceeds from this blue striped hat went towards helping an individual access emergency shelter for one night.
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This Horizon Hurricanes checkered snapback covered the cost for DVD player cables so a new tenant could be comfortable to stay home and watch movies in their first home in a decade.
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This set of two matching Sask Wheat Pool mugs (one set still available for sale!) helped pay for the cost of television for a week of an extended hospital stay.
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In the Spring, Hat Farm got to take four friends to the the First Nations University of Canada PowWow, several people who hadn’t been to a Powwow in years. In May, $300 was prepaid to Come Clean Laundromat to allow the Carmichael Housing Team access to cheap, accessible, and convenient laundry services while supporting another local non-profit, The Diaper Bank.

Check out events and programs happening at Carmichael Outreach and participate in the events in your community! For further reading, check out the Carmichael Free Press.

Thanks to Tim, Amy, and the staff at T+A for their help and support, and the staff at Carmichael Outreach for holding on to donations of old hats for weeks at a time.


Nic Olson, Carmichael Outreach Volunteer and director of The Hat Farm

Hat Farm Facebook
Hat Farm Instagram
thehatfarm@gmail.com
Carmichael Outreach

DEAD OF SUMMER pt.3

Getting weird in your old school parking lot in neon night suits. Summers are for causing trouble and looking fresh. Find all of these pieces and so much more this weekend at the Regina Folk Fest!

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Models: Sydney Walter + Ageless ; photos/styling: Amy + Tim Weisgarber

DEAD OF SUMMER pt.2

Colourful poolside early vintage pieces for summer days.  The 1940s cotton bathing suit with under the sea motif is a one of a kind piece made of dreams and this 1960s psychedelic Algo babydoll dress pops all of the colour.

Both pieces are from a mother and grandmother’s collection. These classy ladies kept and cared for their wardrobe; which are soon to find a new breathe of life. There is more to come from this special collection. Take home one of these sentimental treasures this weekend at the Regina Folk Fest!

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Model: Sydney Walter; photos + styling: Amy Weisgarber

DEAD OF SUMMER pt.1

Vintage bustier + denim + ankle boots = babe’n for those hot summer nights. Find all of these pieces this weekend at the Regina Folk Fest!

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Model: Sydney Walter; photos/styling: Amy + Tim Weisgarber

The Hat Farm @ T+A

We are now helping our friends at The Hat Farm sell hats and clothing to help people in need around our community. Proceeds go to the Carmichael Outreach, a place where folks can turn when struggling with addiction, health issues, homelessness or overwhelming life crisis. Follow @thehatfarm for updates and be sure to stop in the shop to pick up a sweet hat for an amazing cause!

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More information on The Hat Farm and the Carmichael Outreach:
Housing worker sells vintage hats to raise money for Regina homeless – CBC
The Hat Farm: an example of social enterprise using Instagram
Hat Farm Facebook
Hat Farm Instagram
Carmichael Outreach

ALBUMS TO OUTFITS – RFF 2015 edition

Regina Folk Fest edition 2015. All items are for sale this weekend at the Regina Folk Fest, Aug. 7-9.

“The Shit Disturber”

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“The Highwayman”

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“Tupelo Honey”

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“Kool Legged Babe”

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“I Get Wild”

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“My Favourite Vegetable”

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