About Shady Days
What is the SHADY DAYS Brand?
Shady Days is a line of handcrafted hats made by me, Johnesia Lucas, in Statesboro, Georgia. It's an outlet of my creativity that is a free streaming flow of my designs that come from travel, art, love, family and self.
The world is full of people - "Shine Your Light" and stand out. Your hat should be just as unique as you. Our hats are handcrafted and one of a kind.
Crafted just for you using quality felts, natural leather or cloth sweatbands, uniquely selected ribbons and feathers. We will create you a hat you will love using traditional millinery techniques, water, fire and vintage tools.
All Hats Made to Measure for Ultimate Fit
My motivation is to help others express themselves with confidence. Shine your light through every Shady Day. Nothing shines brighter than confidence on Shady Days.
How did you start making hats?
I honestly did not know hat making was my thing. I knew creativity and design was my thing, but not this. With my intense love for hats, it found me. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and MBA. My future looked more corporate. However, I always had a passion for hands-on work.
My Late Great Aunt, Jessie Roberts, was a milliner. I never experienced her making the hats, but her creations are treasures of the family. Her passion is within me.
What materials do you use for your hats?
I use 100% fur felt for lasting quality.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Colors, vibrancy, June Ambrose, Erykah Badu, my Mom's Style and love.
What makes you happy?
Being in the moment and seeing my creativity inspire others.
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