• The Hat Process

    Here we show you step 1 through step 6 of how we go about making our cutting edge, artistically designed caps, using our distinctive etched metal art process.


    Step 1: We sketch the design on paper. This is the most creative part where thought and imagination manifest into something visible

    Step 2: We bring the design to life by adding all the little details. Our artwork is very meticulous. It is on purpose and something we are proud of. We want to “wow” you and have you discover new elements every time you look at it closely. There are even mysterious numbers for you to decode

    Step 3: Every dot, line, and curve is re-created on a digital platform. Ha! From a thought to paper to virtual!

    Step 4: The digital artwork is then etched on metal using a distinctive manufacturing process that allows all the details to come through the metal and even have a 3D look, with different layers

    Step 5: The metal pieces are then manually polished and bent if necessary

    Step 6: The rivets are placed by hand in their respective spot and pressed manually one by one with the help of a machine. Right now there are around 9 rivets for each hat


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    Nuvā Nuvō Communication Officer

  • Joint Forces

    Welcome to our first blog! In this post, we are sharing how Nuvā Nuvō came to be. It all started with a couple named Nada and Michael who joined forces to create the company. Their story began in January of 2007 with a lost baseball cap, floating away on ruthless waters…

    Wearing life jackets and with headlights strapped around their foreheads, the couple was cave tubing on Sibun River in Belize. They enjoyed a shore excursion as part of a Caribbean cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas.

    Each sat in a yellow inner tube and floated together down the river, gripping the side handles of each other’s tubes. Mike wore a baseball cap underneath his headlight, which became uncomfortable few minutes into the trip. He took it off and asked Nada to hold on to it. But the cap was nowhere to be found when they arrived to their destination.

    The trip was enjoyable overall, but Mike returned home disappointed. It was hard for him to let go, and he would frequently mention the lost cap. Nada felt guilty and looked for a solution. One day she proposed that Mike design and create a cap of his liking.

    Rivet foot press

    The original manual rivet foot press used by Nuvā Nuvō for the metal assembly on the baseball hats

    Mike became excited about the idea as he was always into fashion. In his 20s, he had actually customized jackets, jeans and shirts. As he began designing a new cap, the artwork and the use of custom metal took shape. The couple dreamt of starting their own business and working together, and the new ball cap presented the opportunity. Nuvā Nuvō was launched!

    However, it was hard for Nada to match Mike’s excitement about the business because she wasn’t as much into the design aspect of it–that is until her imagination changed things around. Nada always loved stories. As a kid, she would fold her legs on the floor and be mesmerized in front of the TV while she was transported into the fantasy world of Steve Austin, the bionic Six Million Dollar Man, Man from Atlantis and Wonder Woman. Stories featuring characters, adventure, and heroism always inspired her. One day, as Nada studied one of the designs, she imagined the design symbolizing a character — and a story was born.


    The Six Million Dollar Man


    Wonder Woman


    Man From Atlantis

    This is how design and storytelling joined forces to shape what Nuvā Nuvō stands for today: fashion, art and imagination.

    There is always strength in unity—not just to complete a task but to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Have you ever worked with someone and discovered the result was better than you could have accomplished on your own? Share your feedback, questions or thoughts in the comments below! For more articles on the company, style, fashion tips, and cultural insights, you can subscribe to Nuvā Nuvō newsletter or follow us on social media!


    Nuvā Nuvō Communication Officer

  • The Beacon


    “Fred Mantel / Shutterstock.com”

    Fiction offers an escape conduit into a new reality. At the other end of the conduit, we meet interesting characters and new species and discover new worlds. It is thrilling and entertaining, and amidst all the commotion and struggles, we experience an adventure of a lifetime.

    Besides their entertainment value, I believe fiction is deeper than simple adventure tales. We may be inspired to become better people and reach for something greater.

    If we think about it, stories are not really an escape as much as total immersion into a new reality. We live the story as if it’s unfolding in real life.

    MRI tests showed that the brain responds to reading fiction as if it is real, a phenomenon known as grounded cognition. I believe it is in this immersion that fiction helps us become better people, discover who we are, and become inspired to reach for something greater.


    Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith

     When we live in a fantasy world, we embody the characters and live their life, feeling their emotions, wants and needs, and struggles. This is what helps us empathize with the characters. For example, when Anakin Skywalker joins the dark side in Star Wars, we don’t hate him because we feel his fear and weakness. We understand what he is going through.

    Psychologists have proven that fiction’s simulated social world enhances our empathy with actual human beings. It improves our ability to read people’s mental and emotional states and analyze their motives, thereby connecting with them on deeper level. By increasing our social perception and emotional intelligence, we become more genuine and compassionate toward others, and thus better people.

    Star Trek: The Victorious Battle of the USS Enterprise with the Borg-their resistance was “futile!”

    Moreover, fiction inspires us. It usually depicts a just world where the bad behavior is condemned and punished and the good is endorsed and rewarded.

    This promotes ethical human values, instigating in us morality and decency that transcends any religion or political creeds, inspiring us to be hero-like ourselves.

    Fiction also helps us discover who we are. In a fantasy world, all social pressures are suppressed and we become free to be ourselves. We usually identify with a hero or a character and experience their journey as if it is our own. Through this journey, we learn that we are not alone or that different. We may feel their battles are our own real-life struggles. The character’s hope and courage becomes our own, and we learn how to navigate the complexities of social life and how to approach new obstacles as if the fictional world is a reality simulator. This whole journey can change our life as we get more clarity on how we really feel, what we really want or need, and who we want to be.


    Leap of Faith in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade third trial: Only In The Leap From The Lion’s Head Will He Prove His Worth

    Our immersion into a fantasy world is fun and can open our mind to new ideas and possibilities. But the true power of stories, of myth, lies in its ability to shape us into better people and inspire us to reach for something greater.

    As such, Nuvā Nuvō immerses people in a fantasy world to empower them. Nuvā Nuvō and its fiction stories serve as a beacon for those looking to express themselves, discover what’s possible and reach for something greater.

    Were you ever so inspired by a story or a movie that you were prompted to change or do something in your life for your own good? Share your feedback, questions or thoughts in the comments below! For more articles on style, fashion tips, and cultural insights, you can subscribe to Nuvā Nuvō newsletter or follow us on social media!


    Nuvā Nuvō Communication Officer