Yuko Ogawa, a Brooklyn-based hat designer was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. As a young girl, she grew up watching her mom design and create clothes. The experience became the foundation for her work. Another major influence came from taking a trip to Jamaica in 1999. She was deeply inspired by the vibrant people and the colorful culture. Soon after her trip to Jamaica, Yuko started crocheting and creating hats inspired with a global perspective. Her signature hats are bubbly, fashioned with lively colored yarns, and a mix of a variety of materials. Her designs represent a unique and classy style, that work well for men and women.