We use a 25 ton hydraulic die cutting press and steel rule cutting dies (think ultra sharp & strong cookie cutters) to "click" cut fabric parts. The resulting cut parts are very uniform and sew together preciesly for excellent fit and hat shape. We do contract die cutting, laminating and other precision sewing and garment work for companies such as Mountain Hardwear® (we cut and laminated the pockets for their Alchemy™ jackets) and Ariat® for whom we cut fabric swatch books. Pictured here - piles of cut hemp canvas parts for our Hemp North Coast Goretex® Hat. Our Hemp Forever™ line of hats and bags is made using heavy duty Romainian hemp canvas, the same sturdy cloth used for packs and tennis shoes. By the way, according to Wikipedia, the word canvas means "made of hemp," originating "from the Greek κάνναβις (cannabis)"