Founded in Tasmania in 1874 by Benjamin Dunkerley. In 1904 Stephen Keir I, who had also migrated from England, joined Dunkerley. The hat making firm has been in the hands of succeeding generations of the Keir family ever since.
|Akubra Hats Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Akubra Hats Pty Ltd|
Accredited and licensed to display the 'Ethical Clothing Australia' Trade Mark on their Australian-made garments, which ensures Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions.
Source: Ethical Clothing Australia (2020)
Akubra use two to three million rabbit skins every year to make their hats, each of which is made from 10 to 14 rabbit skins. They used a mix of local and imported rabbit skins until 2015, when the company dropped its local suppliers and started sourcing all of its rabbit fur from factory farms in Europe. The hats are still Australian made.
Source: news article (2015)
The Akubra slouch hat has been used by the Australian Defence Forces since 1885, and is still used today.
Source: Australian Govt (2016)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Address||South St, Kempsey , NSW, 2440, Australia|
|Phone||02 6562 6177|
|Fax||02 6562 8726|
Products / BrandsAkubra Hats
Akubra some garments accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia