Sun-kissed glow? Hot. Blistering scalp? Not so much. Shield your noggin from that mass of incandescent gas with The Andean Collection’s new Lola hat, made by fair-trade artisans in rural Ecuador. Available in three sizes (feather optional), each fedora comes in a dazzling array of neutral (camel, chocolate, slate) and jewel-toned (fuschia, electric blue, lavender) hues. Enter now to win a topper to call your own—and watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes video about the label’s inspiring mission.

TO ENTER THIS FABULOUS GIVEAWAY

1. SIGN UP FOR THE ECOUTERRE NEWSLETTER. (This is important because we’ll be announcing our winner there.)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT and tell us your must-have summer essential is. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

We’ll announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, August 10. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, August 9, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!

ABOUT THE ANDEAN COLLECTION

The Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America. The fair-trade accessories label offers artisans the opportunity to participate in the global market while providing others access to the elusive world of the rural Andes.

It have a non-profit arm, The Andean Project, to ensure that this change is productive and healthy and to address other poverty-related social issues, all funded through sales and private donations.

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Originally published on July 28, 2011.