about us

the beginning of something good ...

HI. WE ARE ROOTPECKER!

Through globe trekking and cultural inspiration, the notion of creating a new form of practice within product design began to grow. Circa 2015, while studying at university, Sebastian began experimenting with new materials, drawing inspiration from nature and sustainable working practices. The result was twofold: a baseball hat made of wood, and a special process that could enable its production—a process of deforming wood three-dimensionally whilst retaining flexibility. Thus, Rootpecker was born. 

A lot has happened since that first prototype:
Sebastian has continued to perfect the initial design. Philipps’ abilities as a mechanical engineer have brought forth new technical processes in automated production by developing specialized machinery. Persistent efforts resulted in the first edition of the Woodencap: A flexible baseball cap made of wood and cotton that offers as much comfort as conventional hats.

We’ve stuck with our initial belief: produce every cap with sustainable, certified materials, through fair-trade practices in Germany. We’re proud to set a new standard in the current fashion industry.

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