photo by    s  ee apparition  

 photo by see apparition 


Ape & Bird is a two person crew stitching and making in Providence, Rhode Island USA.

Since 2012 we have been making small batch and one of a kind camp caps, wallets, fanny packs, backpacks and more.

April (Ape) and Richer (Bird) will not buy wholesale and slap our label or logo on it - everything is made by us in house.




Making of the  Laura Kampf X Ape+Bird colab #KampfCap




Caps fit about size most (21-23.25” around.)


If you are over or under the standard cap size  we can make you a custom cut size. XL/XS caps are handmade made to order to customer sent measurements. See custom sized listing for more info on how to measure you head. Then add your number and color choice to comments at checkout.

Pencil Pockets:

Comment at checkout if need a lefty, a flat or a sharpie marker pocket. Flat pencil and sharpies will fit in the same holder.


Brims are shorter, soft and flexible. Handmade by us , hand washable and able to curve or stay flat.


We don’t make blank hats. Our caps are symbols of #notSweatshopShit. Makers for makers, artists, and movers+shakers. Thanks so much for all the love and for supporting our passion for sewing.


Hand wash cold and air dry . If you want to use a spot cleaner follow directions on bottle and hand wash. Can be steamed with an iron but don’t touch iron directly to hat just use steam function. NO fabric softeners ! 


We accept returns of unworn caps within 14 days of you receiving it. Just email us if the cap isnt for you.  No returns on custom orders. Due to limited nature of fabrics we have a no exchange policy .

The Making:

April and Richer handmake every single thing from scratch here in PVD Rhode Island. Since 2012 we have hand cut and sewn over 2500 caps. We use USA milled denims and hardware and support small local business for things like pencils, shipping supplies etc.  We love old sewing machinery and the textile heritage that New England has. The pencil pocket was an idea that came about from Richer woodworking and making cigar box ukuleles a few years back . Follow us on instagram @apeNbird for more.